Introduction: Roasted Sweet Potatoes
A labor-saving alternate preparation of a favorite Thanksgiving tuber.
Step 1: Chop Ingredients
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
~2 lbs sweet potatoes, sliced thinly
handful garlic, coarsely chopped
1-2 stems rosemary, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
heavy drizzle of olive oil
Combine ingredients in a 9x13" pan.
Step 2: Mix
Hands work the best here; if you try to use a spoon, fork, or spatula you'll be chasing escapees across the counter.
Check the seasoning by giving one of your fingers a lick on the way to the sink. It should be reasonably salty, because the sweet potatoes suck up salt as they cook.
Cover the pan in foil; at this point you can set it aside in a cool place while you prepare the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner. You can even do it a couple of days in advance, though I'd recommend adding a bit of lemon juice to the mix to help prevent oxidation.
Step 3: Bake
Bake the foil-covered pan at 350F until the potatoes are barely fork-tender, then remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes.
Step 4: Serve
Leftovers save extremely well, and are particularly good additions to omelettes or scrambled eggs.
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