2 lb. thick-cut bacon, cut into large chunks
4 lb. sweet potatoes cut into large chunks
2 tbs. olive oil
1 cup chestnut pieces
3 tbs. butter
1 cup shallots cut into large chunks
1/4 cup of brandy
salt and pepper to taste
Bake the bacon at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, turn bacon and bake until finished. Let bacon cool and chop into large pieces, set aside. Expect 1/2 bacon to be eaten before being mixed.
Toss sweet potato pieces with oil, salt and pepper. Mix in shallots, chestnuts and bacon. Place in roasting pan. Place butter pats on top. Sprinkle port wine over mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1-2 hours.