RECIPE TITLE "Bow
Ties with Sweet Potatoes and Canadian Bacon Recipe"
Source: Quick from Scratch - Pasta,
courtesy of Cooking.com
Serves 4 ---
Bow-tie pasta with slices of sweet potato, diced Canadian bacon,
and tomato puree form a harmonious dish of varied flavors, shapes,
and colors. We use sage here, but if you don't care for it, try
the same quantity of thyme instead.
To match the sweetness of both the potato and the Canadian bacon,
try a kabinett riesling from Germany's Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region.
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 onion, halved and cut into thin slices
1 sweet potato (about 1/2 pound), peeled, cut in half lengthwise,
then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree (one 16-ounce
1/2 pound Canadian bacon, diced
3/4 pound bow ties
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In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add
the onion and sweet potato and toss to coat with the oil. Add the
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Stir in the sage, cayenne, salt, and tomatoes. Reduce the heat and
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* Bow Ties with Sweet Potatoes and Ham
Dice 1/2 pound of ham and use it in place of the Canadian bacon.
* Bow Ties with Canadian Bacon and Squash
Peel and dice 1/2 pound of winter squash, such as butternut or Hubbard,
and use it in place of the sweet potato. Depending on the type of
squash, you may need to adjust the simmering time by a few minutes.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
| Nutrition Facts
Facts per Serving
Calories: 537 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 82g
Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 1152mg Protein: 25g
Fiber: 6g % Cal. from Fat: 22% % Cal. from Carbs: 61%
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