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)

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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 
 
Ingredients
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


Directions

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.

Enjoy!

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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