Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Grits with Maple Butter and Bacon

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I live by the motto “everything is better with bacon” and these grits are proof that’s true! Now my new motto is “everything is better with maple butter”…this stuff is unbelievably delicious and so addictive. It tastes like buttery maple candy but not too sweet, and it melts on your pancakes, waffles, toast and yes….even grits to make it even more incredible. I have a batch in my refrigerator just waiting to be spread on something and it seems to call out at me every time I open the fridge door

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For the grits:

2 large sweet potatoes

1 cup grits (regular or instant)

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

3 strips of bacon, chopped

12 leaves of sage, chopped

sea salt to taste

For the Maple Butter:

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 stick butter
Start the sweet potatoes. Fork and bake the sweet potatoes at 425F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender in the middle. After the sweet potatoes are roasted, cut them in half , scoop out the insides, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
1029

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
69g
107% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
82g
28% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV