I’ve been trying to: a) cook more at home and, b) eat more fresh produce from my CSA box. So I ordered a bunch of sweet potatoes this week and decided to make these twice-baked sweet potatoes, even though it’s not Thanksgiving or anything. Because I can, that’s why.
Yeah, so, given that this has brown sugar in it, it’s not really paleo (if you’re into that). It’s still on this meat-head’s channel, though, so I’m going to assume it’s not that bad for me.
You start by baking your sweet potatoes. If you’re me, you do this in the microwave and don’t get them quite all the way cooked because you’re impatient, but cooked enough so that they burn the shit out of your fingers when you cut them open and scoop them out. Drink a Diet Pepsi to dull the pain.
Next, add all the other ingredients to the sweet potato innards. These include lots and lots of bacon that you made your husband cook because you are still deathly afraid of flying grease, brown sugar (as mentioned), green chilis (from a can, because really), and coconut milk.
So far, this actually looks pretty good, and sounds like it will taste amazing, right? Well, I thought so, too. And then I mixed it all together. Oh dear.
I’m willing to take the blame for most fails in my kitchen, but I really can’t understand how something that looks this much like vomit ends up being at all appetizing. I mean, I know there’s video evidence of this (above), but what the actual fuck?
Part of the problem is that I don’t have a piping bag like Chef Burly, but let’s be honest. That can’t be the entire reason that these look like tiny barf barges.
Sadly, broiling them didn’t improve the looks much. They did taste better than they looked, though, so there’s that. Set the bar low and rise above, people. That’s how I do.
Yikes, those aren’t the prettiest things I’ve seen in the kitchen…glad they tasted okay, though! Maybe throw some cheese on top of that shit and get that melty and brown. Everything looks better with melty cheese on top.
They might look better with fresh greenery – chopped parsley, green onion, chives, or coriander on top? Glad that they tasted okay!
Bacon advice: get a cookie sheet that has edges (this is to keep the grease contained and not start and horrible house fires). Line it with tin foil and bake your bacon at 400 degrees for about 20 mins (it can vary a little). Flip the bacon over halfway through. Now you don’t have to slave over cooking perfect bacon and risk getting popped by grease and also, ease of cleanup is amazing. No quality is lost in my opinion and I even prefer bacon cooked this way now!!
You used to be funny. Wtf happened?
To be fair – the ones he filled with a spoon aren’t any prettier than yours! Glad they tasted good! =)
Sadly I think life happened. This site is slowly fading away .. again.
It was a fun run but most of us need more than a post every 2 months.
I also bake my bacon in the oven, only I put a baking rack on top of the cookie sheet so it doesn’t sit in the grease and I cook mine at 350.
Did you quit? Are you still doing this site?
Whoa! Looks like @thepintester was hijacked – it’s all advertisements – like bad blatant ones! You may want to contact twitter at https://twitter.com/Support to get that fixed.
Wherefore are thou, Romeo? Missing the Pintester.
Are you ever coming back? I need your crude sense of humor to lighten my days!
This page is all pop up ads now. The Twitter feed is really big bad ads. Pintester is dead. Long live whoever takes her place. May they not sell out.
I miss you. Come back. Or give your site to me. Either or. ????
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