This Asparagus Skillet is a delightful combination of sweet potatoes, fresh corn, asparagus, and bacon with a drizzle of balsamic.
Course: Side Dish
1large sweet potatodiced into ½" cubes, about 2½-3 cups worth
3slicesbaconcut into 1" pieces
½lbasparagustrimmed and cut into 1½-2" pieces
1ear of cornkernels removed
½teaspoonkosher saltadjust to taste
¼teaspoonfreshly ground black pepperadjust to taste
1tablespoonbalsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze reduction
In a glass bowl, combine the sweet potatoes and water. Microwave the sweet potato pieces for 2 minutes, stir and microwave another 2 minutes. Stir again and check tenderness. They should be fork tender, but still just a bit crisp. Cook 1 more minute only if necessary. Set aside.
In a very large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon pieces and then remove to a paper towel. Add the softened potatoes to the bacon grease left in the skillet and toss quickly to coat each piece. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the asparagus and stir to combine. Cook another 3-4 minutes, until the asparagus is almost softened. Add the corn, toss well to coat, and cook 3-4 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Add the bacon back into the skillet and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Drizzle with balsamic and stir again. Serve hot and Enjoy!