Saturday, October 23, 2004
Spice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
OK kiddies, let's just clear one thing up. Here in the United States chances are you have never eaten or purchased a yam. What we buy are sweet potatoes. A true yam is a large starchy root that's native to Africa and Asia. They can weigh up to 100 pounds and are rarely available in the United States. OK, now that we all know THAT...let's talk about this recipe. It is easy and straightforward, tastes and smells delicious and is the perfect fall food. Yum.
4 sweet potatoes, cut in half
1 stick butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Pinch each of: dried rosemary, fennel, coriander, peppercorns, cinnamon, pepper flakes (If you have a spice grinder, grind the spices together to a fine powder. If not, just make sure they are crushed as well as you can.)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and lemon juice. When the sugar is melted, stir in the salt, pepper and spices. Then pour over sweet potatoes in a baking dish. Toss well. And arrange cut side up. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes or until tender.
Martha Stewart has a group she's teaching
cooking to in prison. She is trying to figure
out innovative ways to do microwave cooking,
which is all the prisoners have access to.
She should visit the Friedmans website!