One of my favorite vegetables is the sweet potato. What other vegetable tastes like dessert when you eat it? I am always looking for new ways to cook it, but honestly I think roasting is the most delicious and flavorful. While looking through Real Simple the other day, I pulled out an article about said vegetable. Included in the article were five quick and easy recipes highlighting sweet potatoes. I had a few in my pantry, so I thought I’d whip one of the recipes up to bring to my in-laws house for Thanksgiving dinner. Try these potatoes. I promise you won’t regret it!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Brown Sugar
(from Real Simple September 2010)
*The article did not have amounts of the ingredients, so I’m estimating here. Just go with your instincts!
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp rosemary (I used dried, but fresh would be great)
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°. On a sheet pan, combine all the ingredients and toss together. Spread the potatoes out in one even layer. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
The combination of brown sugar and rosemary was divine. The potatoes were sweet and a little spicy. An added bonus? The rosemary smelled like Christmas which enhanced the atmosphere in my house while I was putting up the Christmas tree. (It’s a work in progress.)
Are any of you crazy enough to brave the crowds today? I am, but only against my will. I will be at work from 6a until who knows when. Happy shopping!