Monday, December 9, 2013

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar Glaze

Seriously, my kids are getting tired of sweet potatoes!

We are having them at least once a week!

First, it's the season for this great vegetable.

Second, they're $0.25 a pound!

That's practically free!

Yesterday, I was trying to think of a vegetable to put with our lunch and I had one lonely sweet potato left.


What a lonely number!

What can one potato do for a family of 4?

It can make us happy!

I washed it,

cubed it,

tossed it with olive oil,

roasted it,

and then crowned it!
We all devoured this delicious new side dish!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Brown Sugar Glaze
(Slightly Adapted from Pillsbury)

1-3 sweet potatoes, (depending on the number of people you are serving & the size of the potato)**
olive oil
1/4 cup butter                        
1/4 cup packed brown sugar                        
2 teaspoons milk                        
1 teaspoon corn syrup                        
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon      

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Wash, peel, and cube the sweet potatoes.  Toss with a small amount of olive oil.  Place on a foil lined baking sheet and roast until golden and done.         

While the potatoes are cooking, place the butter, brown sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a pan over medium heat.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Mixture will slightly thicken.  Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon.  Keep warm until ready to pour over the potatoes.

Remove potatoes from the oven and place in a serving bowl.  Drizzle the syrup mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat. 

Serve immediately.

***The butter, brown sugar, milk, syrup, and cinnamon is enough to cover 2-3 potatoes!  For my extremely large, one potato, I cut the syrup mixture in half and it was plenty!!!     

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