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Purple Sweet Potato Bites with Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Caviar

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Striking colours and bold flavours packed into these small, delicious bites – the perfect starter for your holiday dinner party.
Purple sweet potatoes are fun to cook with and can be used in many of the same ways as the regular sweet potatoes. They add a fantastic pop of colour to food and are high in Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, flavanoids and anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants and have been linked to reducing dementia and maintaining brain health. The violet hue comes from anthocyanins, the same pigment that gives red wine, berries, purple carrots & cabbage, and other vegetables their colour.
Purple sweet potatoes have a rich, creamy texture. They are denser and more floury than regular sweet potatoes, which is why you need to cook them longer than you would a regular sweet potato (from 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 180C/350F). They are so easy to prepare, but not so easy to find and will cost a little more.

  • 350 g Purple sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Celtic grey salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 150 g Crème fraîche (or full fat sour cream)
  • 1 tbsp Prepared horseradish in jar
  • 2 tbsp Fresh dill, chopped plus extra for garnishing
  • Black caviar
  • 1 tsp Pink peppercorns for garnishing
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Wash and scrub the purple sweet potatoes. Cut the sweet potatoes into .5cm / 1/4inch thick slices. Place them in a large baking tray and drizzle the olive oil over. Season with grey salt and black pepper. Sprinkle the chopped thyme leaves over. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender. Remove and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, mix crème fraîche, horseradish and chopped dill in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Top each sweet potato slice with a dollop of prepared cream, and add about 1/3-1/2 teaspoon of caviar on top.
  4. Garnish with extra chopped dill and pink peppercorns. Serve immediately.

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Tom 24/3/23 23:10

...I've never had caviar.

Brian's Home Blog 24/3/23 23:25

Yum, there's everything to love about those bites!

Anonymous 25/3/23 00:26

Looks good -christine

My name is Erika. 25/3/23 01:08

Those would be great party snacks. And they're pretty too. Happy weekend Angie. hugs-Erika

Valentina 25/3/23 01:23

That color! At first glance, I thought they were beets. I love horseradish with all potatoes, but it's especially tasty with those that are a bit sweet. :-) ~Valentina

Mbul Kecil 25/3/23 01:50

wow cute sweet potatoes snack...i usualy eat them as boiled sweet potatoe with sugar or mix them with casava in kolak style....Thanks for new recipe that inspired me so much...Have a nice day Angie ^^

J.P. Alexander 25/3/23 01:55

Son unos bocaditos diferentes. Tomo nota. Te deseo un buen fin de semana.

David 25/3/23 05:09

Angie, I like sweet potatoes and horseradish sauce but I've never understood why anyone would eat fish eggs... I guess I'm just not open to some foods. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Lola Martínez 25/3/23 09:46

Un aperitivo de lujo. Se ven muy lindos y son riquísimos.
Un beso.

Neil 25/3/23 11:10

Great recipe for using one of the least used pieces of equipment in my kitchen. The mandoline. Great for getting those sweet potatoes to the right thickness!

Anonymous 25/3/23 12:54

Hi Angie, thanks for the introduction to purple sweet potatoes this week. Bernadette, New Classic Recipes

eileeninmd 25/3/23 13:19

I have seen and tasted Purple potatoes but I am not sure about purple sweet potatoes. The recipe looks yummy, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend.

Federica Simoni 25/3/23 15:07

che meraviglia! deve essere buonissimo!

Bill 25/3/23 17:51

The recipe looks good.

speedy70 25/3/23 19:17

Ottimo e molto belllo anche da vedere!!!

DEZMOND 25/3/23 19:19

Looks and sounds delish, but let me call my friend Celtic queen Boudicca to send me some Celtic gray salt LOOOL Haven't eaten horseradish in a while, but people here usually eat it for Easter with cooked ham and eggs. I sometimes put it on fresh spring radishes.

MELODY JACOB 25/3/23 21:26

This looks good.

Cooking Julia 25/3/23 23:21

These purple sweet potatoes are definitely wonderful and those bites really appealing!

roentare 26/3/23 00:03

The potato bites look so surreal as a snack to have

Rainbow Evening 26/3/23 10:01

we found "purple" sweet potatoes in the groceries lately .... yummy.
Thank you for sharing recipe.

Julie 26/3/23 11:42

Purple sweet potatoes look so good and colorful, yummy and superb !!

Rose world 26/3/23 13:24

Oooo. Caviar. That looked awesome and classy.


Riquísimos bocaditos y excelente presentación, Angie. Me encantaría probarlo. Gracias por compartir. Besos 😘

foodtravelandwine 27/3/23 02:33

I love how beautiful and cute they are.....Fantastic idea!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

tigerfish 28/3/23 16:20

My favorite purple sweet potato (besides Japanese sweet potato). I usually baked them whole as-is and enjoy as-is. Also tried making a pureed-soup from it before.

Raymund 31/3/23 11:21

The combination of the creamy crème fraîche, tangy horseradish, and salty caviar sounds like the perfect balance of flavors. 😋😋😋


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