Sweet Potato Squares With Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Sweet Potato Squares With Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Serve Sweet Potato Squares warm or at room temperature. Prepare the Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise first if you choose to serve the Sweet Potato Squares warm.

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 32 (1-inch) cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound spicy smoked sausage, cut into 32 (1/2-inch) pieces
32 wooden picks
Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise
Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs

Preheat oven to 450°. Place sweet potato cubes on a lightly greased 15x10" jelly-roll pan. Drizzle potatoes with 2 Tbsp. oil, and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Toss to coat.

Bake at 450° for 15 to 20 minutes, turning cubes twice.

Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

Place 1 sausage slice on top of 1 sweet potato cube; secure with a wooden pick. Repeat with remaining sausage slices and potato cubes. Serve with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise. Garnish, if desired.

Anne Trulock, Madison, Georgia. Southern Living, September 2008
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