Did you know that around 30 million Americans are relying on restaurants to do their cooking on Turkey Day this year? According to an estimate by the National Restaurant Association, 14 million Americans will dine at a restaurant for a Thanksgiving meal, and around 16 million will order a takeout meal to spend more time laughing and conversing with family, and less cleaning up after a marathon cooking session. Your restaurant may be looking at quite a hefty crowd, hoping for a special dinner from your foodservice operation.
Now is the time to add some festive yet traditional ingredients to your menu that will reel in these hungry patrons. Probably one of the most traditional foods found at every holiday dinner is a seasonal treat: the sweet potato. Whether mashed, cubed, covered in walnuts, or julienned into French fries, sweet potatoes are sure to please, and easy to make!
To keep your restaurant bustling this holiday season, and infused with a sweet aroma, check out this recipe for a Walnut Sweet Potato Bake!
Yield: 8 servings