Introduction: Sweet Potato Home Fries

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These spiced sweet potatoes are a welcome addition to the table on Thanksgiving.  They are seasoned with allspice, cinnamon, and chili powder.  This is a savory dish with only a hint of sweetness that comes from the potatoes themselves.  Oven roasting gives them a beautiful golden-brown finish and keeps them from getting mushy.  This dish is a great take-along item for holiday meals with friends and family.

Step 1: Supplies

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3 medium sweet potatoes
1/4 teas Allspice
1/4 teas Cinnamon
1/4 teas Chili Powder
Salt
Pepper
2 Tbsp Oil or Melted Butter
Cooking Spray (Pam or similar)

Step 2: Parboil

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Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet or shallow pan with cooking spray.

Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil.

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut into pieces about ¾-1" across on each side.

Place the potato pieces in the water and cook 5 minutes.  Drain the potatoes and pour into a large bowl.

Step 3: Season

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Toss with oil or butter, to lightly coat the sweet potatoes.

Sprinkle with the cinnamon, allspice, and chili powder, tossing or stirring the potato pieces as you go to get an even coating.  Lightly salt and pepper.

Spread in a single layer on the greased cookie sheet.

Step 4: Oven Roast

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Bake in the oven, stirring every 5 minutes or so during baking to ensure even cooking.

Cook until the potatoes evenly browned, about 20 minutes.  Salt a little more if necessary.

Comments

suayres (author)2011-05-26

Did you use white sweet potatoes? They're not the typical golden orange.

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