The nutritious, versatile sweet potato fits seamlessly into many cuisines, from Spanish, to Japanese and African. Also a key ingredient in several American comfort foods and vegetarian dishes, this colorful root vegetable is reminding diners everywhere that sometimes the words “healthy” and “sweet” make a perfect pair.
Sweet Potato Pancakes: Lightly sweet Southern-style pancakes served with a warm caramelized brown sugar syrup and toasted pecans; $7.95
Geronimo Bar & Grill
New Haven, Connecticut
Cumin Sweet Potato fries served with chipotle ketchup and roasted garlic aioli; $7
Washington D. C.
Wild Striped Bass Ceviche: Spicy rocoto chili cream, sweet potato, toasted Peruvian corn; $11
New York City
Paradise Casserole: Layers of sweet potato, black beans and millet over steamed greens with country gravy; $15
It’s Only Natural
Sweet Potato Enchilades with mole rojo sauce, red beans, lettuce, tomato, tofu sour cream, salsa and cheese; $11
Urban Solace Restaurant
San Diego, California
Cocoa and spice crusted braised pork belly, red beet-sweet corn slaw, roasted sweet potato and natural jus; $16.95