Monday, June 10, 2013

Roasted Sweet Potatoes



I am a girl that loves sweet potatoes.  I didn't discover this until just a few years ago. It was quite by accident, I was on a kick for eating healthy and knew that they were good for you so I decided to give them a try and I was hooked. Usually I like to eat them baked with nothing on them.

I have seen recipes for baking sweet potato fries and chips; they looked so good that I had to try this. But each time I was disappointed.Each time the fries and the chips both came out either limp or black; I could not get the crispy potato that I was looking for. So finally I just gave up and decided to roast them.

I went with sweet and salty, because I thought it sound just right for a sweet potato. So I went with cinnamon, sugar, and tossed in a little sea salt. They turned out delicious and I loved the sweet and salty flavors on the potato. Who needs fries or chips anyway?



Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes cut into cubes (about 3 to 4 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoons cinnamon
Sea salt to taste
Nonstick spray
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F
2. Scrub potatoes and dry off with a paper towel
3. Cut each potato into cubes
4. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and toss until well coated.
5. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the potatoes. Toss until the potatoes are coated.
6. Cover a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and spray with a nonstick spray.
7. Spread the potatoes on the pan in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
8. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until fork tender. Serve immediately.



14 comments:

  1. Hi Dawn, your roasted sweet potatoes look appetizing. Yes, especially the orange sweet potatoes contain antioxidant, it's one of the anti aging food.

    But I usually make sweet dessert soup or sometimes steam or boil until cook, peel off the skin and eat for breakfast or lunch. Perfect for diet meal too.

    Have a nice day.

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  2. I love sweet potatoes and they are delicious roasted!

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  3. I had the same reaction when I made fries - disappointing. Roasting cubes with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar sounds delicious.

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  4. I love sweet potatoes too. These look amazing!

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  5. I have been a big sweet potato fan since I was a kid, this looks like an awesome way to have them!

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  6. Great side dish & love the addition of cinnamon! YUM! ;)

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  7. I'm with you Dawn - this is the perfect recipe for sweet potatoes!
    Mary x

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  8. I make these three times a week, no joke. Reeni taught me to mix cinnamon and chili powder-- you'll never go back.

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  9. Looks delicious with roasted sweet potatoes...like the sugar and cinnamon.
    Hope you are having a great week Dawn :D

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  10. I love roasted sweet potatoes, and make them all the time. Haven't tried them with sugar, though - great idea! Good stuff - thanks.

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  11. I only recently tried roasting vegetables. I don't know where I got the idea that it was complicated, but roasting couldn't be easier and the flavor is WOW. Roasting brings out the best in every vegetable I have tried. :) This sweet/savory recipe looks great! Perfect for along side some grilled chicken!

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