Friday, October 19, 2012

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Look at those beauties. Those are roasted sweet potatoes, and they are the result of what may be the easiest recipe I ever post. You peel sweet potatoes, cut them in one inch chunks, toss them with olive oil and salt, bake them for 30-35 minutes at 425 degrees, and you're done. I  make these all the time because (1) they are easy to make, (2) everyone loves them, and (3) sweet potatoes are super foods. I need some super in my life.
Even though I just told you pretty much everything you need to know about this recipe, here's the card that I sort of follow:

Step One: Peel four sweet potatoes.
Disclaimer - I'm sure you noticed, but these sweet potatoes are not exactly peeled yet. They are waiting their turn. They are gossiping next to the barber chair. 
Step Two: Cut the sweet potatoes into 1" chunks, and spread out onto a baking sheet. 
Step Three: Toss the potatoes with oil and salt (Use your hands...because it is the right thing to do. You should feel when the potatoes are coated in an olive oily salty coating.), and then spread them evenly in a single layer on the baking sheet. All of them should be in contact with the pan.
Step Four: Bake at 425 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes.
Here's the beauty of this recipe. Check out the bottoms of these sweet potatoes. No, they aren't burnt. They are caramelized. They are slightly crisp on one side with that delicious caramelized taste against a hint of salt... it's somewhere between down home and gourmet.
(Note: My camera flipped out at this moment. The lighting is a bit weird.) 
This is a picture of the roasted sweet potatoes next to another tasty recipe that I will be posting soon. I know that you can hardly wait!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
2 T. olive oil
1 t. salt
Toss sweet potatoes, olive oil, and salt together on a baking sheet. Bake 30 - 35 minutes at 425 degrees.
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  1. I absolutely love sweet potatoes. Especially roasted. Yours look perfect!

  2. I love sweet potatoes. Haven't always but in the last couple of years, yes please! These look delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Thanks for sharing wonderful recipe . I like it very much.
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  4. Yummy, I had completely forgot about sweet potatoes, thank you!


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