Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Best Thing I Ate Today: Koo Koo Roo's Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Oh. My. God! Koo Koo Roo has Marshmallow-topped Sweet Potatoes?!?!? Someone's been reading my diary!

After a 'Roo run that involved me and an ex-boyfriend eating there multiple times a week for almost three years, I OD'ed on the place back in 2006. But this afternoon, heading home in light drizzle from the "Harry Brown" press day with Emily Mortimer (who was adorable, amiable and rocking a bitchin' Gladys Knight shirt she admitted often doubles as her pajamas), I decided I needed some 'Roo.

And then I saw this!

Do you see that crusty marshmallow goodness on the side of the bowl? Can you smell the nutmeg? I need that in my mouth right now!!! (That's what she said.)

But by the time I saw the sweet potatoes I'd already placed my order and the line was ten deep. I busted out Tyrone (my Blackberry) and decided that just having the photo would be enough. Next time I'd actually order them.

I guess I was a little more enthusiastic than I realized because one very nice worker noticed my fervor over the new menu item and gave me a free side! Oh snap! Thank you, WeHo Koo Koo Roo!

Behold mashed, spiced sweet potato with a few bruleed mini marshmallows buried under the surface. It's a mouthful of Christmas. Though lighter than I might prefer on the marshmallows, it was rich in flavor, and high in vitamins A and C and beta carotene. How can something so seemingly healthy taste that good?

After my Chicken Caesar with Sundried Tomatoes and Black Beans, studded with sauteed peppers and onions, those potatoes were the perfect dessert.

Koo Koo Roo gets a hootie hoo!

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