White House chef Sam Kass' unique combination of garlic, honey, cinnamon and cloves makes this flavorful side dish the perfect complement to almost any entrée. More White House recipes
Serves 4 

  • 2 or 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bunches of greens (chard, kale or collards)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Juice from half a lemon

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces.

Heat half the oil in pan over medium heat and add potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just brown on all sides and soft (about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on size). When cooked, add spices and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

While the potatoes are cooking, wash the greens (do not dry), remove stems and cut leaves into small pieces. Heat remaining oil over medium heat, add the garlic and cook for a minute before adding greens. Stir often and cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine potatoes, honey and lemon juice with the greens, stir and serve.
FROM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Published on May 02, 2011


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