Sweet Potato Waffles with Strawberry-Vodka Sauce
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Super moist and spongy sweet potato waffles served with warm fresh strawberry-vodka sauce.
  • ½ cup sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 egg whites, whipped to stiff white peaks
  • 10 strawberries, chopped plus additional for serving on top
  • 2 Tbsp vodka
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lime juice
Waffle batter
  1. In a bowl, add mashed sweet potatoes, milk,sugar and butter. Stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt and add it to the wet mix.Stir until it comes together avoiding OVER-MIXING. Batter will be dry and thick. Using a hand blender whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into the batter. Batter will have lumps.
  2. In a preheated waffles iron, add around ¾ cup batter or according to your waffle maker specifications. Cook as directed. Serve with fresh strawberries topped with sauce and whipping cream (optional).
  1. In a pot, add strawberries, vodka, sugar, water and lime juice. Let it cook for good 12-15 minutes until strawberries break down and it starts to thicken a bit. Blend until you get a smooth sauce.
Sweet potato waffle recipe adapted from Alton Brown's "the middle years" Via Serious Eats.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/sweet-potato-waffles/