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    Fried Sweet Potato Pies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    2 hrs

    Miss Erin's Note:

    This is a real southern treat from Emeril's TV Dinner's cookbook.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      In a large mixing bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the oil, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Put them on a baking sheet and roast until tender about 1-1/2 hours.
    4. 4
      Remove from oven and let cool completely.
    5. 5
      In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and 2 tsp sugar.
    6. 6
      Add the shortening and work it with your hands until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
    7. 7
      Add the ice water, 1 tbsp at a time.
    8. 8
      Add only as much as you need to make a smooth ball.
    9. 9
      Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    10. 10
      Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.
    11. 11
      Roll out into a rectangle about 24x8 inches and about 1/8" thick.
    12. 12
      With a sharp knife, cut 12 4-inch squares.
    13. 13
      Peel the potatoes and put the flesh in a large mixing bowl.
    14. 14
      Add the egg yolk, cane syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and a splash of bourbon and mix well.
    15. 15
      Place about 1/4 cup of the filling into the center of each pastry square.
    16. 16
      Fold one corner to the opposite corner to form a triangle.
    17. 17
      Using the tines of a fork, crimp the edges to seal.
    18. 18
      Heat 4" of oil in a large heavy pot or electric fryer to 360°F.
    19. 19
      Fry the pies 2 or 3 at a time until golden brown, turning them once.
    20. 20
      Remove the pies and drain on paper towels.
    21. 21
      Sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp of sugar.
    22. 22
      Combine the powdered sugar, milk and remaining splash of bourbon in a medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
    23. 23
      Drizzle over the hot pies and serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Sweet Potato Pies

    Serving Size: 1 (1414 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 318.8
     
    Calories from Fat 132
    41%
    Total Fat 14.6 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 17.8 mg
    5%
    Sodium 53.5 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 43.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 18.4 g
    73%
    Protein 3.3 g
    6%

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