My substitutes would be:
- Add onion soup mix to the patties, a long with bread crumbs, eggs, and thyme. This eliminates chopping of onions and seasons just right.
- Use canned (yes, I wrote it) sweet potatoes. It will be much easier and saves time on peeling and boiling. But if you do boil, add chicken boullions to water (if you do not have broth) while boiling potatoes to season potatoes. Save the boiling water after draining potatoes, then reuse it to mash potatoes. This will keep the broth flavor in the potatoes. Use broth on canned potatoes, too. Really makes a difference.
- Make the sauce as directed, but leave out onions (already added with soup mix). Be careful not to burn the flour. Sauce recipe calls for orange juice and zest. It is okay to use just a splash of already made juice.
- I may add dried cranberries next time to the sauce to really "Thanksgiving" it up. I also left out ketchup from the sauce to keep more of a gravy taste.
- To the sweet potatoes, I added some fresh chives (though dried would work), a hint of ginger and a touch more of brown sugar.
|From fancy restaurant night|
My next recipe, Strawberry Whipped Sensation.