When entertaining, I always keep the food I serve simple and delicious — and pair it with lots of sparkling, of course. To avoid a bunch of cleanup after a gathering, I prefer to serve appetizers with no utensils required, and endive spears filled with sweet potatoes, bacon, crème fraîche, and a sprinkling of chives fit the ticket perfectly.
The morning of a recent dinner party, I prepped and sautéed the sweet potatoes and bacon until nearly finished. Then just before my guests arrived, I reheated the bacon and sweet potato mixture in a pan and plated the dish. The bitter endive and peppery bacon balanced the sweetness of sweet potato; each bite reminds me of a more complex baked potato with all of the fixings. Get the recipe by reading more.