Monday, December 6, 2010

Sweet/Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A few sweet potatoes (the orange ones)
Olive oil

Spiced Salt:
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp paprika

Roast the sweet potatoes however you like best. I like to cut them into 1/2" to 1" thick sticks, about 2-3 inches long, then toss them in olive oil and salt, and roast for 45-60 minutes at 350 until they're starting to get mushy.

This recipe is really about the spiced salt, which gave the sweet potatoes the best flavor I have ever tasted. Mix the spices together and sprinkle on the sweet potatoes right when they come out of the oven. For 2 sweet potatoes I used about 1/2 the salt mixture. Just keep adding more and tasting until it's right. They should not be strongly spicy like our Moroccan carrots, just a subtle sweet and spicy flavor.

The spiced salt is from the "Fast, Fresh and Green" cookbook by Susie Middleton

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