Sweet Potato Pasta

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Okay dokes. I was feeling kinda lazy with the pictures. But I will just explain them to you. So I have heard of recipes before that replaced the traditional noodle with a sweet potato. Interesting? Yes. DO-able? Surprisingly, yes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 2 tbsp. garic powder or 4 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 large roma tomato and 1 frozen tomato
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesean cheese and more for finishing
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • red chili flakes

First wash and peel the sweet potato. and using a regular peeler,  make the sweet potato into strips, representing the noodles. Wash and then cut the red bell pepper in half. Take out the seeds and cut the pepper in half, lengthwise. Turn the pepper horizontally, hen slice the pepper the pepper into strips. On another chopping board, dice the bacon and set aside.

I first sauteed the noodles in olive oil and garlic powder. I continued to mix the noodles for about 7 minutes over medium heat, then covered the pan with a lid and allowed the noodles to steam on low heat for about 2 minutes. Turn the fire off, but keep the lid covering the noodles. In another pan, because the garlic powder was about to burn, and burnt garlic is stinky, I sauteed fresh and frozen tomatoes.

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The tomatoes are for the “sauce”, because of the great amount of water content these fruit (or vegetable??) they have. I sprinkled some tomato and added some crisp red bell peppers; then i let it sit for a couple of minutes over medium heat. I tasted the dish, added some Parmesan, red chili flakes, salt, pepper, and some lemon juice. But something was still missing…. BACON! I took out the peppers and tomatoes and placed it in a dish. Then I chopped some bacon and fried it in the pan. Once cooked, put the noodles and “sauce”, back with the bacon, and mixed that baby up.

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