Thursday, January 31, 2013

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes. I love their flavor, texture and color. I prefer my sweet potatoes roasted. I'm not a fan of the classic sweet potato casserole with loads of sugar on top. I like to taste the natural flavors of a sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes are really more versatile than folks think. They can be roasted along with a chicken or made into french fries. A baked sweet potato with butter, salt and pepper is delicious too.

Tonight I was craving sweet potatoes.

Here is a recipe for simple, roasted sweet potatoes.
It was just the flavor I was craving.

 I'm having fun with my new vegetable cutter.
Cut, coat with oil, sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with maple syrup.
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes.

 They had a nice caramelized coat on the bottom from the maple syrup.
It added wonderful flavor.

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes, sliced in 3/4 in. rings
2-3 Tbsp. canola oil
sea salt
maple syrup

Peel sweet potatoes and slice into 3/4 in. rings. Place in a bowl
and coat evenly with the oil. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a 
cookie sheet. This saves you from soaking your cookie tray for a day. 
Spray with oil. Lay your sweet potatoes on your tray. Sprinkle with sea
salt and drizzle with maple syrup. Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes.
Flip potatoes half way through the baking time. This helps to get
both sides coated in the maple syrup. The potatoes should be soft
but not falling apart. You want them to have a little firmness.



  1. i LOVE sweet potatoes too!! my favourite way is exactly like that except w/out the maple syrup. i'll have to try that though...sounds like a fun twist :)

  2. LOVE sweet potatoes. I will def be trying this, I usually do this with pepper, without syrup.