Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Last week my dad e-mailed an easy and tasty sweet potato recipe that he saw in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He wrote it on a napkin while he was there on business, and kindly shared it with me! I made it tonight - to go with some chicken breasts cooked with leeks, and a quinoa pilaf. (I heated up a veggie patty to go with my dinner)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes
1 onion
4 garlic cloves, diced and chopped
1 tsp ground cummin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dry oregano
red pepper flakes to your taste
salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 tbs EVOO


Oven @ 425F. Peel and quarter onion, peel and cube sweet potatoes (I kept them a little over 1")Toss and coat onions and potatoes with dry ingredients. Place in baking dish and toss with EVOO. Roast for 12 minutes, stir and toss, roast another 10 or until sweet potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with fresh parsley flakes.

He sent the recipe with a note that he made it when he returned home, and he and my mom scarfed it up! I have to say that we scarfed up ours too! In fact, we ate it too fast to take any pictures!

Here is the recipe I think he got it from :
http://blog.nola.com/recipes/2008/02/chiliroasted_sweet_potatoes_wi.html
He kindly edited out the bacon for me!



Delicious - and really easy to do. I'll make this again.

Thanks for the recipe Dad!

2 comments:

Suzie said...

This sounds so good and not hard. Now how do you make that pilaf?
miss you!
Suzie

taste tester 1 said...

This was quite tasty. I definitely recommend it. I must say though, I bet it would be tastier with bacon;)