Sunday, June 10, 2012

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Dearest readers,

Please take note, I am posting actual food recipes-not desserts. It is a miracle!

I am still visiting my husband's family in Idaho and I got to cook a delicious dinner for eight last night.

It was wonderful for many reasons:

I love being in a house and cooking, there is just something so much cozier about it. Don't get me wrong I love my apartment and I am lucky to have a great food blogging kitchen in general, but there is something just different about a house and a family home that I don't think my husband and I have developed. I feel like you earn a home with that feeling over time, as it is filled with memories of family dinners, kitchen mishaps and late night snacks. I am not complaining, merely looking forward to the days when we have a home and stay long enough in one place to work on those memories.

It was so fun to have the time to be able to make a full meal for the family and to have the time to do it. I love my job, my church, my husband, my friends and everything else in my life but most days lately I don't have time to make a gorgeous four course meal. So it was such a treat to have the time to plan and execute a meal...not to mention a willing audience.

Finally, I love grilling. My dad is a master griller and I would give anything to have a nice big gas grill of our own. Unfortunately, living in apartments for the past 6 years of my life has precluded me from legally possessing my own grill. In the summer I love throwing as much food as possible on the grill. Jason and I agree, our first major purchase to accompany a home purchase will be a big beautiful grill. Just one more thing to look forward to :) In the meantime we make do with our grill pan and trips to parents' houses. (p.s. this recipe isn't on the grill but the other upcoming recipes are)


So now you know why I loved making this meal but you are here for the recipes, right?

These were the best sweet potatoes I have ever made by far! I hope it wasn't a fluke. They melt in your mouth because they are soft and slightly sweet. These do have brown sugar but aren't drowning in it and the chile powder adds a nice little hint of spice. I was eating these like candy at dinner and I will definitely be making them again!


Roasted Sweet Potatoes
The Apron Gal

Serves 4 
3 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small chunks. Toss in a large bowl with olive oil, brown sugar and spices. Spread on foil lined baking sheet in a single layer. (If doubling the recipe,  be sure to use 2 pans so all potatoes are in a single layer.)

Bake for 1 hour, tossing half way through. Broil for 3-5 minutes at the end to get a slight crisp.


1 comment:

  1. I'm in love with sweet potatoes and am always looking for the perfect way of cooking them. I can't wait to try this!


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