So guys I’m supper excited about this post. Mostly because I’m addicted to sweet potatoes, which I’ve eaten for as long as I can remember. In Ghana people sell it as street food, so it is usually fried and eaten with a hot pepper sauce #yum. Sweet potatoes also known as yams are rich in beta carotene, complex carbs, and dietary fiber. Basically a rock star food to consume any day or hour of the week. Check out some of my other posts–such as this one–to see what I’m talking about. Sweet potatoes are definitely a staple in my home considering how we eat them a few times a week. I admit that I never seem to get tired of them, but can’t say the same for others in the house haha. Can you blame me though…they are quiet filling, low in calories and not as sweet as their name states.
It’s always been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; however, I must admit that I often skip it. I’ve been trying to correct that by juicing and doing that for breakfast having somewhat success. I’m more of a brunch person myself, with waffles being something I love to eat for breakfast or brunch. As previously written I am not much of a pancake person since I find often times they are to thick for my liking. Now when I heard from my friend Ayana tell me that Hour Detroit Magazine was having a contest, I was super excited. A contest to showcase home cooks with a focus on breakfast. They will pick 1 winner with the best photo and have their recipe featured in an upcoming edition of their magazine. There’s also a $100 restaurant gift card that would also be cool to have. Of course I decided to create a recipe to using two of my favorite thing above–sweet potatoes and waffles. Oddly, most people that I know have never had chicken and waffles, and even afraid to try it (smh). They tell me that they see it on menu’s but never dare to order. I guess it is their loss haha.
This recipe here is inspired by a restaurant in North Carolina, which I’ve written about before. When it comes to visiting North Carolina, Dame’s is my spot for chicken and waffles. They have a variety of waffles combinations from vegan waffles to sweet potato to your standard waffle you get anywhere, and with flavored butters that they call “smears”. The food there is so wicked good it’s too bad I don’t live nearby one. Since I do not live there I’ve had to come up with my own recipe, inspired by my love of Dame’s Chicken and Waffles. Also, not to be forgotten or disregarded is their yummy smear butters that are so simple to make. This recipe is so delicious and pretty easy to pull off for the most part. All you have to make sure you do is marinate the chicken overnight for at least 12 hours. Seriously, you do not want to skip this part as it is very important to make sure the chicken is nice and moist. That said, go ahead and try this recipe…you won’t regret it! Even the person that is a chicken and waffle virgin.