Sweet Potato Tigger Stripes: What Tiggers Love Best!

Posted June 19, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 2 Comments

Tigger presented me with quite a challenge when it came time to include him in the Winnie the Pooh menu. He is a notoriously picky eater, turning up his nose at every food but one (extract of malt). So for this recipe, I drew my inspiration from Tigger as a character, rather than his taste in snacks. The result was a delightful batch of honeyed sweet potato fries with just a little whiskey kick, modeled after Tigger’s iconic stripes. Perfect for a day of bouncing!

P.S. The original honey-whiskey glaze recipe can be found here!

Sweet Potato Tigger Stripes

“‘Excuse me a moment, but there’s something climbing up your table,’ and with one loud Worraworraworraworraworra [Tigger] jumped at the end of the tablecloth, pulled it to the ground, wrapped himself up in it three times, rolled to the other end of the room, and, after a terrible struggle, got his head into the daylight again, and said cheerfully, ‘Have I won?'”
— The House at Pooh Corner

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup wildflower honey
  • 2 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

 

Makes approximately 32 sweet potato fries

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To start, peel the potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Then cut each half lengthwise again (this will create two “planks” from each half). Cut each plank lengthwise again at a slight angle into 4-5 strips.

    Top Left: Halved, Top Right: Quartered (one is missing since I used it for the last step), Bottom: Strips
  2. If you want, you can taper the corners of the strips with a small knife to get the effect of a tiger stripe.

    I recommend doing this before you heat them, so it’s easier to get a clean cut.
  3. Lay the stripes in a single layer on a microwave safe plate, and microwave them on high for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  4. While you give the stripes a chance to cool, add the honey, whiskey, brown sugar, and butter to a sauce pan. Melt it all together on medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until the butter is melted.
  5. Using a pastry brush, coat the sweet potato stripes with the honey sauce and sprinkle on the salt and pepper.

    Be generous with the sauce–Tigger’s don’t skimp!
  6. Grill the stripes for 3 minutes on each side or until the grill marks are strong.

  7. Enjoy while bouncing through the Hundred Acre Wood with Tigger in The House at Pooh Corner! 🙂

 

 

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Here’s the Yummly printable!

Sweet Potato Tigger Stripes: What Tiggers Love Best!

Makes approximately 32 sweet potato fries

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup wildflower honey
  • 2 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To start, peel the potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Then cut each half lengthwise again (this will create two "planks" from each half). Cut each plank lengthwise again at a slight angle into 4-5 strips.
  2. If you want, you can taper the corners of the strips with a small knife to get the effect of a tiger stripe.
  3. Lay the stripes in a single layer on a microwave safe plate, and microwave them on high for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  4. While you give the stripes a chance to cool, add the honey, whiskey, brown sugar, and butter to a sauce pan. Melt it all together on medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until the butter is melted.
  5. Using a pastry brush, coat the sweet potato stripes with the honey sauce and sprinkle on the salt and pepper.
  6. Grill the stripes for 3 minutes on each side or until the grill marks are strong.
  7. Enjoy while bouncing through the Hundred Acre Wood with Tigger in The House at Pooh Corner!
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