Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Annie's Savory Roasted Sweet 'taters
Welcome to my lens. I entered it into the Squidoo Thanksgiving Cookoff (for Charity) and it was selected! The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has been given $1,000.
I really wanted to join this contest in the hopes of earning money for this wonderful charity, the only problem was I don't cook. Then I thought...I don't have to do this alone. I asked friends from an online community that I am a part of, the same one that was the reason I cared about this charity, if they have a family recipe that I could use. Thankfully someone responded! The recipe below comes from "Annie Purl". It's a very simple and delicious side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.
I hope you enjoy -- and if you do, don't be shy, spread the word!
Annie's Savory Roasted Sweet 'Taters
6 Sweet Potatoes
3 Tbsp Butter or Olive Oil
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into half to three quarter inch cubes. Spread in a single layer in a jelly roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil or dot with butter. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cracked rosemary.
Bake at 350°-375° for 45 minutes to an hour. The edges will get toasty brown and they will caramelize a bit in the pan.
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Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts
- The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables.
- Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
- Sweet potatoes are also a good source of manganese, copper, dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, potassium and iron.
- Sweet Potatoes can help balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
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How to Choose and Handle Sweet Potatoes
- Choose firm, fairly evenly-shaped sweet potatoes with even skin coloration.
- Do not purchase if they have white areas, that is a sign of decay.
- Select sweet potatoes with a deep orange color for the most nutrition value.
- Do not put sweet potatoes in the refrigerator.
- Store them in a cool, dry, well ventilated container.
- For the best flavor and freshness, use them within a week or two after purchase.
- Always use a stainless steel knife to cut sweet potatoes.
Why I wanted to join the Cookoff
- Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes
This is the story of a family's whirlwind of an experience with their 6 year old daughter's Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes. The mother, Deb, is the strongest, most amazing woman, and after everything she has been through wants to help prevent her...
We did it!
While it's home was on Squidoo, this page was chosen as Lens of the Day on November 18th 2009.
But even more important than that, $1,000.00 has been donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Thank you so much Annie for sharing your recipe with me, and Deb, I hope this is a wonderful birthday present for your sweet angel Mary Kathryn.
This page was made in Mary Kathryn's honor.