Lemony-Maple Sweet Potatoes

First off, I'd like to thank A Platter of Cakes by Beata for following my site!

It's been awhile since I participated in Magazine Monday. Time to flip through the huge pile of magazine recipes I have hoarded.

Jennifer Garner’s Lemony-Maple Sweet Potatoes was a featured recipe in People magazine a few months ago. Yeah...I am just getting around to trying it. Sorry I waited though.

The movie star and mom of two shared a side-dish she loves t make during the holiday season. I say, why wait for holidays?! I love sweet potatoes. Doesn’t have to be Christmas or Thanksgiving for us to enjoy them.


2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 ½ inch chunks
1 TB olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 TB maple syrup
2 TB lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper in a large baking dish. Cook until almost tender, 30 minute.

Whisk syrup and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Remove potatoes from the oven and drizzle ½ maple lemon mixture over potatoes. Stir gently and return to oven; bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.

Served with a grilled rib eye and skewered tomatoes.....mmmmmm

I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff and see what else is shaping up in her neck of the woods :-)

From People Magazine, December 2010 issue


Velva said...

This sweet potato dish with maple syrup is proof to me that this sweltering summer heat will soon be behind us...These are the type of dishes we are going to be serving up soon!


Drick said...

fall must be in the air somewhere, I mean sweet potato dishes are everywhere, but I am like you, I eat them year round, yams too when they come around... never had lemon on them before, normally put a jigger of bourbon on them about halfway, burning off to sugarlize with the starches...oh lord, must be tired, reverted back to me, me, me... meant to say, love swt potatoes with steaks, and that's the truth...

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Yummy! Nothing is better than sweet potatoes and these look delicious! :)

Anonymous said...

Ribeye is my favourite cut - slurp! Sweet potatoes and steak - hubba, hubba!!!! I don't think we work the whole sweet and savoury thing as much as we should/could in the UK - looks delicious T.
Mrs L

Carole said...

thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have over 90 great potato/sweet potato links. Wow! Have a great week.

carla grace said...

the food looks yummy. definitely gonna try them and will let you know if i liked it very much or liked it too much. meet and greet parking Gatwick

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