Sweet Potato Maple Bacon Bisque by Billy Condon
With the cooler weather upon us and pigskin weekends here, this Sweet Potato Maple Bacon Bisque is the perfect comfort food to watch your favorite team score. This is a family favorite that we enjoy every Halloween.
5 lbs. Sweet potatoes, cubed uniformly in 1inch pieces
3 qts. water
12 oz. bacon, thinly sliced, to render and use as garnish
1 med. onion, diced
1/4 cup maple syrup, Grade B (has bolder flavor)
Add brown sugar 1/4 cup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Optional garnish — dollop of sour cream on top and bacon & scallions, chopped
- In 5.5 qt. sauce pot, boil sweet potatoes until completely soft. Do not drain
- In another sauce pot, render bacon. Remove bacon and reserve for garnish.
- Using remaining bacon fat, sauté diced onions.
- Add to potatoes along with all other ingredients and puree until smooth with immersion blender