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Sweet Potatoes with Stilton and Walnuts

Sweet Potatoes with Stilton and Walnuts

In place of Stilton, you could use a creamy blue cheese, like Gorgonzola dolce, which is a little less assertive.


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 8–10 medium), peeled, sliced on a diagonal ½” thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or olive oil
  • Vegetable oil (for frying; about ½ cup)
  • 4 oz. Stilton cheese, shaved

Recipe Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Mix sugar and 1 Tbsp. hot water in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Add walnuts and toss to coat. Spread out on a baking sheet. Toast, tossing halfway through, until golden brown, 18–20 minutes. Let cool then break into pieces (sugar will harden as nuts cool).

  • Toss sweet potatoes and olive oil on a parchment-lined baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast until tender and golden brown, 25–30 minutes. Let cool.

  • Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium bowl and let stand 15 minutes. Whisk in lemon juice and walnut oil; season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, pour vegetable oil into a small skillet to measure ½” and heat over medium heat. Add sage leaves and fry until crisp, 30–40 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sage leaves to a paper towel–lined plate; set aside.

  • Place sweet potatoes on a platter; drizzle with vinaigrette and top with blue cheese, walnuts, and fried sage.

  • DO AHEAD: Nuts can be candied 1 day ahead; store airtight at room temperature. Vinaigrette can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 490 Fat (g) 30 Saturated Fat (g) 6 Cholesterol (mg) 10 Carbohydrates (g) 51 Dietary Fiber (g) 7 Total Sugars (g) 12 Protein (g) 8 Sodium (mg) 380Reviews SectionI've followed the recipe exactly and am not very impressed with the result. The vinaigrette tastes like it's out of place. If I was to make this again, I will not make the vinaigrette and through blue cheese on potatoes while they are very warm. Candied walnuts are great on this dish, but don't bake at 400 degree for that long. They WILL burn. I would guess 350 degree might do the job. My first batch came out all black. What a waste of good organic walnuts...

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