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Sweetpotato Saute with Grana Padano & Toasted Almonds

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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweetpotato, about 1 pound, cleaned and peeled
  • 1/4 pound block Grana Padano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  • Cut sweetpotato in half. Using a sharp vegetable peeler, peel flesh of sweetpotato to create “ribbons”; continuing peeling until you have “peeled” all of the sweetpotato. Remove to a bowl. Repeat with the cheese, creating long ribbons off the block; set aside.
  • To sweetpotatoes, add olive oil, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • In a heavy-duty sauté pan over medium heat, add sweetpotatoes; stir as they cook. To the pan, add butter; continue cooking until crisp tender. Don’t overcook sweetpotatoes or they will stick to the pan and get mushy.
  • Remove sweetpotatoes to a plate. Immediately top with cheese and almonds. The heat of the sweetpotato sauté will warm the cheese. Eat immediately.
Yield: 2 servings