Honey Bacon Wrapped Kumara Manawa Honey Nz


  • 4 medium sized Kumara, pealed
  • 8 strips of streaky bacon
  • 2 Tbsp Manawa honey, lightly warmed (we recommend Rewarewa or Manuka honey)
  • 2 Tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Sour cream (optional)


Peal and place sweet potatoes in salted cold water and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook till just tender to the centre, 10-15 minutes depending on size.

While they are cooking warm the honey so its just runny, take off heat and add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

Drain off the water and replace with cold water to “shock” the sweet potatoes to cool.

Pre-heat oven to 180C.

Season the sweet potato lightly with salt and pepper all over. Starting at one end wrap with the bacon. Secure with tooth picks if required and baste the bacon with the lemon honey and place on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked, basting once after ten minutes with the lemon honey. Serves 4

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