‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten | Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage
For Thanksgiving meal ideas, Ina Garten is the celebrity chef so many home cooks turn to for delicious, comforting, and memorable recipes.
Here’s Garten’s flavorful and tasty take on sweet potatoes — a nod to the traditional holiday dish with a little surprise thrown in.
Garten’s perfect Thanksgiving Day Turkey
As with many foodies, Thanksgiving is one of Garten’s favorite holidays, so she pays special attention to the star of the holiday, the turkey.
“There are a couple of secrets. . . . the answer is, a kosher turkey is the one that wins, because it’s already salted,” she told Good Housekeeping in 2011. “You season it and put it in the oven, you don’t baste it, and you don’t peek. The skin stays crisp; it gets nice and browned.”
The Hamptons resident also suggests saving time by taking care of the gravy in advance. Garten says the easiest way is to freeze your pan drippings each year and use them the following year. How easy is that?
“I [make gravy] in advance,” she said. “Every year, I save the drippings from the turkey in the freezer, and then I defrost them a couple of days before Thanksgiving, and I make the gravy from those drippings. That way, when the turkey comes out, you’re not scrambling to make the gravy.”
Garten’s spicy sweet potatoes give Thanksgiving a little jolt
I’m cooking a week of SIDES for a Micro Thanksgiving this year starting with Haricots Verts with Hazelnuts & Dill. I’m doing the classics but with a modern twist. It may be a different Thanksgiving this year but it will still be delicious!!https://t.co/g6t57aRm2N pic.twitter.com/K2j0iS2JzM
— Ina Garten (@inagarten) November 16, 2020
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If you want a little break from the usual sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, you’ll want to try Ina Garten’s Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes.
The Brooklyn-born Garten said in an Instagram post, “Another delicious Side for your Micro Thanksgiving – Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes! It’s a classic but with a chipotle and maple twist. Recipe link in profile.”
The recipes calls for four pounds of sweet potatoes, whole milk, heavy cream, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (can be found canned in markets), maple syrup, unsalted butter, and salt and pepper.
According to Garten’s recipe, the potatoes are first roasted …
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