Ah, the Grandmother. An institution since the beginning of time. I think the first Grandmother was Eve, but that's another story.
She goes by many names. Granny, Big Momma, MawMaw, YaYa, Geema, Noona or Baba.
I call mine Nana, as in when I call her up and say, "Hey Nana, the tires on my Honda Civic need rotating, can you come over and give me a hand?" Or, "Hey Nana, My gutters need cleaning, can you come over? I'll hold the ladder!"
This has nothing to do with BBQ season approaching. When my grillfriend has ribs or burgers or a pork butt on I usually think about tater salad, baked beans or cole slaw as a side. That is until my old college buddy Sun Rah visited me from Sri Lanka. He turned me on to chutney. Not a dip or a relish or a chow chow. Chow Chow is some kind of Chinese dog I think.
It's actually an Asian kinda blend of fruit, veggies and whatever else you can think of.
Check out this Sweet Tater Granny Smith apple chutney as a side for your next patio thrill of the grill.
- 1/2 Stick Butter
- 2 Granny Smith Apples, Peeled & Diced
- 2 Med. Sweet Taters, Peeled & Diced
- 1/2 Cup Jim Beam
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbs. Cinnamon
- Small Box of Raisins
- 1 Roasted Red Pepper, Cut in Strips
- 2 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1Boil sweet taters until soft.
- 2Melt butter in skillet, add apples, taters and peppers.
- 3Add brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and stir until the whole apples are browned.
- 4Add bourbon and cider. Simmer for five minutes