Honeyed Sweet Potatoes for I ♥ Cooking Club

This week at I ♥ Cooking Club we are focusing on orange foods. I immediately think of carrots when I think orange food, don’t you? While we like carrots….not lots of them but…we like them. We loooove sweet potatoes. The orangey flesh of this starch is made even more tantalizing by tossing the peeled chunks with olive oil and honey.

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When the weather is cooperating and we have cold temperatures it’s great to roast all sorts of winter vegetables using oil and maple syrup. Sweet potatoes star heavily when I roast veggies mixed up with turnips, rutabaga, carrots and beets. But this time, just to focus on Ellie Krieger’s recipe, we let sweet potatoes stand on their own.

Deadly easy to mix this up and seriously delicious and tender. It went very well with a smoked pork roast which Doug cooked the same day. Great marriage those two flavors.

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Ellie Krieger’s Sweet Potatoes

2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and put in a 9 by 13 baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the salt, and bake, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.

Ok, lets surf over to IHCC and see what other orange themed dishes we have on the table. Join us!

21 comments:

Katherine P said...

Yum! I love sweet potatoes but I'm the only one in my family who does. The rest are weirdos. I love how simple and flavorful this sounds. I might have to make this for me one day and let the others fend for themselves!

Tina said...

It would be easy enough to make your single serving, Katherine. Do it!!

Vicki said...

I love sweet potatoes. I'm pinning this recipe!

Tina said...

It's a keeper, Vicki. I have always been a fan of sweet potatoes prepared different ways.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
I know that I could finish a whole plateful of this! I love roasted sweet potatoes and this looks delicious! Yums!

Mae Travels said...

An entirely orange meal would be delicious... your sweet potatoes, grated raw carrot salad, baked salmon, acorn squash, and actual orange segments, maybe! Or some nice stewed dried apricots and peaches if they're out of season.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Glad to hear from another sweet potato fan!

Tina said...

Thanks, Mae, those are great ideas. That would make for wonderful flavor combos.

Kim said...

So glad you made this one! It's the one that appealed most to me, too. I have everything set aside to make it tomorrow. Your sweet potatoes look delicious and your pork looks even more delicious (I've had this unquenchable craving for pork lately - it's literally all I want!).Oink Oink!

Diane Zwang said...

I am still waiting for the weather to cooperate in California. As soon as the thermometer dips below 80 degrees I will be making these sweet potatoes.

Le laquet said...

Love sweet potatoes, sounds like a fab recipe. I had awesome sweet potato fries at the airport yesterday.

Tina said...

Thanks, Kim. Doug smoked a pork roast on the grill for hours. It's that ice chest recipe, sooo good.

Tina said...

Hope you enjoy them, Diane. I know what you mean about the weather, I was hoping for cooler temps by now.

Tina said...

Those are great, the fried type. Look at you, Mrs L , off on adventure again *jealous*

Deb in Hawaii said...

Such orangey goodness Tina! I love roasted sweet potatoes--especially with some lovely honey coating them. Perfect for fall. ;-)

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

Hi Tina,

Great choice! I'd love some honeyed sweet potato for snack right now! :D

flour.ish.en said...

I love roasting root vegetables the way you suggested. Bring out all the sweet earthy flavor. Can't beat sweet potatoes either.

Grace Phua said...

Baking sweet potatoes are the only way I would eat them. I love how prettily orange yours look!! Good job :)

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Looks delicious! And, easy -- my favorite sort of dish!

Tina said...

Thanks everyone! It's the season to bake sweet potatoes and I plan to make these quite a bit more this November.

TeaLady said...

It is sweet potato season here and I have a pantry full. This looks perfect for tonite. YUM!

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