Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday's Tip

With the holiday's approaching, I thought I would throw out a recommendation today for sweet potatoes.

I really like sweet potatoes. I don't think I have to tell you how good they are for you, but here are some facts just the same.

For each cup of sweet potatoes you get:

7 g fiber
over 38,000 IU of vitamin A
.6 mg. of B6
1 mg of Manganese
952 mg Potassium

And that's just the really good stuff. They also have a little bit of a lot of other good stuff.

And they're cheap, too!

You may be used to loading them up with brown sugar and marshmallows. And while that is yummy, I would like to suggest another way to prepare them.

I roast my sweet potatoes with onions and garlic and a little olive oil and salt. Really. They are so good. We had them for dinner tonight. I'd show you a picture of them, but we ate them all! Here is a recipe for what I do:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel a couple of sweet potatoes. Cut into bite sized cubes.

Slice and dice half an onion.

Mince a couple of gloves of garlic.

Toss all together in a baking dish with a tablespoon or two of olive oil.

Sprinkle with a little salt.

Roast in oven for about 35-45 minutes. You may want to give it a stir every now and again.

Is that technical enough for you? It's a great and healthier alternative to the sugar laden sweet potatoes we are used to. Let me know if you try them.


WendyDarling said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes. I've never had them roasted. This sounds yummy. :-)

I read a recipe once that did seasoned sweet potato fries. You cut them like fries, use a little bit of olive oil and taco seasoning. Put it all in a ziploc bag, shake and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn them over and bake another 30 minutes. They are WONDERFUL! ;-)

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Thanks for the info! This post is much better than the previous poop story post. :-)
I love sweet potato pie!

JA said...

Oooh! We do this! Minus the onions and garlic though. The husband is too picky, as you know. :P

If you don't finish all the sweet potatoes, you can reheat the cubes another day in a toaster oven - don't even need to add oil the second time. They get crispy on the outside. Yummy!

Buck said...

Sounds good to me. But I better not cook these up. I am trying to cut down on my carbon footprint!

I'll get Sally to try it.

Sounds yummy! :-)