Monday, October 27, 2008

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Last night Shane and I had dinner at Brian and Andrea's - our cute newly wedded friends - and Andrea made sweet potatoes and I liked them!! I hate sweet potatoes, usually, unless they are from Guru's and are fried, and have spices and dipping sauce. So tonight I experimented roasting them in Old Bay and Seasoning Salt, and to my great surprise again, I loved them!! This is like a whole new world for me. It's getting me excited about all kinds of sweet roots and gourds that I have hitherto been avoiding.

If you like sweet potatoes, or if you're feeling adventurous, like I was - try this:

Yams - one large one was plenty for Shane and I, so however many you're feeding...
Olive oil
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Old Bay seasoning
Seasoning Salt - I use Lawry's

Pre-heat oven to 375.
Wash and peel yams, and cut into 1 inch cubes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread yams on top.
Drizzle with Olive Oil - enough to coat evenly.
LIBERALLY sprinkle Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and Seasoning salt. Remember this is a starch and it's going to absorb the oil, and need a lot of seasoning.
Then sprinkle Old Bay - you may not want to be liberal with this - it can be intense. If you're from Maryland, I don't need to tell you what to do. For everyone else, just be careful.
Toss everything to coat evenly, and spread yams out on the baking sheet. (after this I add a little more spice for good measure, but it's up to you - I like a lot of seasoning)
Roast yams in the oven for 30 minutes, or until it they start to get brown and crispy on the bottom.


Dan said...

i love this kind of food. I'll have to try these.

Shane ( team rad ) said...

These were good!

Steve and Dayna Magleby said...

sounds delish- we'll have to try it

Staci Sadler said...

Just so you know, sweet potatoes are mine and Mathias' favorite food. He eats them almost everyday. We're glad you're on board!