Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Recipe: Roasted sweet potato bites

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I created this recipe to get my family to eat more sweet potatoes.  This has become a favorite among my family and friends.  Delicious and easy!!

First I peel 2-3 raw sweet potatoes and chop them into bite size pieces (about 1 sq. inch).  

Then I put them all in a large Zip Lock bag and add the following ingredients (all ingredients are estimate measurements):
-about 1/4 cup E.V. Olive oil (enough to coat everything)
-1 tsp thyme (fresh is best, but dry will work)
-about 1/4 tsp kosher salt
-2 heaping tablespoons light brown sugar

Toss everything together in the baggy until everything is mixed and spread evenly.

Spread the potatoes on a greased baking sheet.  
*At this point, I sometimes add a light dusting of parmesan cheese.

Bake about 25 minutes at 375 degrees until soft and lightly toasted. 
*If they look like the bottom is starting to burn, you can toss them a little to finish cooking.

You can finish them with extra salt and pepper to taste.  Sometimes I toss a little butter in with them at this point.  Not necessary, but butter always tastes a little better.