For Heart Month, we’re trying out Club Red recipes at home and sharing the results with you.
I was attracted to this recipe for two reasons. First, it stars the humble sweet potato as its primary ingredient. I get teased for the amount of sweet potatoes I eat — comments like “You must be the person keeping the industry going.” But they’re tasty and full of beta carotene, Vitamin C and other things your doctor wants you to eat.
Second, all the ingredients were things I almost always have in my house — basic spices and sugar. And sweet potatoes can be found all year at the grocery store for around 79 cents a pound.
I followed the recipe pretty closely but left the skin on one of the potatoes for added taste and nutrients. I used around a tablespoon of olive oil (the recipe doesn’t specify the amount).
A tip: For a quick, clean way to evenly coat the potatoes, throw the oil, sugar and spices into a gallon-size plastic bag and toss the potatoes around in there.
I was delighted with the results. The potatoes were not only delicious and filling, they infused my house with a wonderful spicy smell that lingered until the next morning.
My only complaint is they didn’t get crispy. I probably should have used more olive oil. Still, they were very tasty.
These took about 15 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake. They’re worth it.
Stars: 5 out 5
Do you have any good sweet potato recipes? Share them with us. I can almost guarantee I’ll try them.