Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Pancetta

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Total Time
40hrs 15mins
15 mins
40 hrs

I thought I had Thanksgiving all figured out until I ran into this recipe. More savory than sweet it might be just the thing to complete that turkey dinner!

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  1. Boil sweet potatoes in large saucepan of boiling salted water over medium-high heat 15-20 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Drain sweet potatoes; return to saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot.
  4. Add pancetta; cook 2-3 minutes or until pancetta begins to brown.
  5. Add onion; cook 15-20 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring frequently.
  6. Adjust heat, if necessary, to prevent onions from browning too quickly.
  7. Add vinegar; stir, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet.
  8. Over very low heat, mash sweet potatoes.
  9. Add mascarpone, salt and pepper.
  10. Stir in onion mixture.
  11. *Noteyou can use bacon if you don't have pancetta available.
  12. Just cook the bacon in a medium pot of boiling water 1 minute.
  13. Drain and rinse until cool.
  14. Blanching helps remove some of the smoky flavor from the bacon.