Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Every time I write the word "potato", I think of Dan Quayle and want to put an "e" on the end. This recipe really has nothing to do with Dan Quayle but it does have everything to do with deliciousness and the amazing Jennifer.

I had already planned to make these biscuits on Saturday, and then knew I had to make them when Jennifer brought me some real Virginia ham that would be just perfect with these babies. Fresh sweet potato biscuits and salty ham- it was every bit as good as you imagine.

I even screwed up the biscuits somewhat and wasn't bothered by it. You see, I was so afraid of over mixing that I'm not sure I mixed enough. I was also a bit worried that the sweet potato I had mashed up wasn't quite cool enough (canned sweet potatoes scare the crap out of me so I baked a fresh one up in the oven). No need to worry, it all turned out lovely. Erin of Prudence Pennywise is hosting us this week, so visit her blog and pick up the recipe.

30 comments:

Palidor said...

It doesn't look like you screwed up anything. I could chow down a few of these!

Romaine said...

I feel the same way about not mixing them up quite enough. But they were good and looks like yours were too. Especially the little ham sandwich.

vibi said...

Hey! See? I told ya you were my kinda food fixer upper! We even have similar tastes!

And I don't know what the fuss is about... for they look pretty darn nice from here! Bravo, Spoike!

Clivia said...

I was supposed to cool the potato before adding it in? Uh oh. That explains a lot. Yours look lovely, especially with the ham. Beautifully done!

Amber Marie said...

The canned sweet potatoes I got did look a little weird and scary! Good to know that fresh works just as well.

Katrina said...

Ooh, the ham does look and sound good with these! I used fresh sweet potatoes, too.
These were fun to give a try. I had to add a little twist to some as I seem to always do.

Jennifer said...

Mine were pretty hideously orange colored and kind of splotchy looking, so I might have undermixed, too. I was just happy they rose a bit and the texture wasn't "off."

I would never have thought to put ham in the middle, but that's a great idea!

Jeannette said...

absolutely mouth watering!!

AmyRuth said...

Oh my goodness that looks awesome and no screw ups here either. I really think the ham w/ is such a great idea. Funny thing about the "e" on potato. I always want a toe on my potato. Just a geek. he he
Probably spelled it incorrectly somewhere. he he
AmyRuth

jillbert said...

What a lovely little sandwich!

I always worry about overmixing; it's hard to find the right balance.

MacDuff said...

THAT HAM IS FLIRTING WITH ME!!!

Juliana said...

The biscuits look pretty yummie, and from the pictures you did a good job ;-)

Eliana said...

Glad these turned out great. They look amazing.

mike said...

Mmm..... these look wonderful! Mine were flat too - and I know I overmixed. But then again - I used canned (laziness). Glad you made them (from scratch!) - the ham looks like a perfect companion!

Flourchild said...

Ha liked the DQ story..I love your biscuits and love the meat inside! I added some sweet chocolate..

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the awesome compliment.:)

Ham and sweet potatoes....it doesn't get much better than that!

I just LOVED these. Mmmhmmm!

Your biscuits look great!!!!

SUGAR B said...

Biscuit ham sandwich! Love it! Gimme some of that sweet potato love!

Steph said...

that's is such a great way to eat biscuits. I usually have them plain and find that they are too plain..haha. I guess i should try serving it with some ham next time for some much needed flavour! Yours look excellent.

Rachel said...

Okay - I can't tell you how many times I've written potatoe because of that man. Too funny.

margot said...

Spike, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who is disgusted by the idea of canned sweet potatoes, yuck. Your biscuits look awesome, perfect with ham.

mdeals said...

I really love in it....

Prudy said...

Oh those look good with the ham, but those pumpkin cakes below have got my stomch growling. Yum!

Tracey said...

Great job Spike! Your biscuits look perfect and I can only imagine how great they were with ham. We had the same concern about overworking the dough and wound up with similar looking biscuits :)

pinkstripes said...

Glad you liked them! I'm always worried about overmixing. Especially when Dorie tells us not to overmix.

lasinthekitchen said...

Yipes, I've been spelling potato with an 'e' and having to correct it each time is frustrating!
Your biscuits look yummy and now I'm craving salty ham! =)

Peggy said...

I want some of that ham to go with mine!! YUM. Happy autumn. These were delicious.

Liz said...

Very nice! The ham and biscuit combo sounds delish. Glad you loved them!

Leslie said...

You got great rise out of your biscuits! I wish I'd baked a sweet potato...things could have been much better.

Charli said...

Oh man that looks wonderful with the ham! I think undermixing might be the key in this recipe since so many of us overmixed...

April said...

I can't imagine you messed anything up, those biscuits look fabulous, especially with the ham.