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Oct 28, 2009 11:03 AM

New Ideas for Sweet Potatoes

My fiance is on a sweet potato kick right now. He wants them every day with dinner. I have been searching the web trying to find some new preparations but most of what i find are sweet potato casseroles with marshmallows and tons of sugar. Those are great for thanksgiving, but for a weeknight meal, not so much. Does anyone have any good go to recipes for roasted or glazed sweet potatoes? any ideas would be appreciated.

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  1. cut them into chunks and roast them in the high temp.
    sprinkle with sea salt, chopped rosemary and olive oil.

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    1. re: Monica

      i do mine with thyme instead of rosemary and i slice them so they'll cook faster. OH! and the longer you cook them, the sweeter they become!!!

    2. My daughter is also addicted. She cuts them into thin wedges - french-fry size - sprays with olive oil spray, or drizzles with a little olive oil . She dusts them with a some Lawry's seasoned salt or similar product. Spray or oil the pan, as well - she usually covers the bottom with aluminum foil. Bake at 400 - 425 degrees until very fork tender, a little crisp around the edges. Be sure not to undercook them. Good hot or cold and not overly sweet - except for the natural sugar in the sweet potato.

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      1. re: EllenMM

        This is how I do them, too. I peel them first and call them sweet potato fries. Excellent. When I worked at Bourbon, they served sweet potato fries dusted with Old Bay. Also nice.

        Another recipe option is this sweet potato quick bread with walnuts:

      2. I usually do them roasted, boil first then butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and bake for an hour or two, that kind of thing. But last night I tried a recipe I just found here, testing for Thanksgiving so just made half and ate almost the whole thing myself. Used Trader Joe Iced Oatmeal Cookies and also their Triple Gingersnaps for the topping, since it already had ginger in it.

        The last few years I've been making this casserole though, and it is so decadent and tasty if you make it correctly (i.e. 1 chipotle pepper means one piece, not 1 can LOL) It is really special.

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        1. re: coll

          That chipotle recipe that Nyleve first posted and coll linked to was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this post. That dish is heaven.

        2. Sweet potato hash with bacon - awesome dish that plays up the contrast of the sweetness of the potato with the salty bacon. I forget the exact recipe I used, but believe it came from the Food Network.

          1. roasted or mashed with:
            - curry spice (you can also make curried sweet potato soup)
            - chili powder or chipotles in adobo, garlic, lime juice, and a little honey, finished with chopped fresh cilantro
            - garlic, red pepper flakes & fresh thyme
            - red onions, fresh rosemary, kosher salt & black pepper, finished with fresh Parmesan & fresh chopped parsley
            - ginger, cardamom & cinnamon with maple syrup