BEST ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

 

  • Cooking Time: 30-40min
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 10-20min

Ingredients

  • 4-5 fresh yams, sliced or diced
  • 1/2stick butter
  • 1/4c brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp allspice
  • 1/2tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Oven to 350. Steam pototoes, either over boiling water or in electric steamer til beginning to turn tender (10-20min, depending on equipment and capacity). If you don't have any of that sort of equipment, you can BLANCH the potatoes for 10min or so in boiling water. Put butter in a casserole large enough to accomodate potatoes, and add potatoes, sugar and spices. Stir to melt butter and coat potatoes well. Bake uncovered 30min, or longer if you like them mushier. I like to take them out after 20min or so, stir them up well so as to break them up some, and put them back in to roast a while longer. Serve!
  • ALTERNATE RECIPE with added Brouhaha:
  • Same as above, but add with steamed potatoes, sugar & spices:
  • 1sm can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2c pecans
  • 1c marshmallows
  • Mix well and bake in oven as above, though for only 20min or so; overcooking will break down oranges too much.

Notes

I LOVE me some sweet taters, so I've come to know them well. This is the BEST way I've found to cook them by themselves- just a tad bit of sweet and not a lot of brouhaha (aka, marshmallows and pecans). Not that there's anything wrong with brouhaha. I like it sometimes.

Categories: Side Dish  Vegetable  Vegetarian 

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