Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Roasting intensifies the natural sugars in sweet potatoes. These sweeter sweet potatoes come out of the oven soft in the center and crisp around the edges.
Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into rounds about ½ inch thick.
  4. If the potatoes are large, cut them in half lengthwise and then into half-rounds. (You should have 7 or 8 cups.)
  5. In a bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the oil, salt, and a dash of pepper.
  6. Spread the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 15 minutes.
  7. Stir, and return to the oven until they are tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
Notes
Variation: Toss the sweet potatoes with 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, or a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
Recipe by Moosewood Restaurant & Recipes | Ithaca, NY at https://moosewoodcooks.com/2020/04/roasted-sweet-potatoes/