Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I know that sweet potato fries are now the most popular thing on every menu - but there are so many other ways to enjoy sweet potatoes right out of the comfort of your own home. Sweet potatoes are rated as one of Canada's Health Guide's top ten food's to eat. They are extremely delicious, low in calories and high in vitamin A. They are a root vegetable and are native to the tropical parts of South America and were discovered there over 5,000 years ago!!

Here are some of my favourite sweet potato dishes:

Roasted Sweet Potato and Onions

- 1 small purple onion
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Chop onion into lengthwise slices
- Peep and wash sweet potato and cut into either strips or rounds (try to make them the same size as the onions)
- Place on baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper until vegetables are evenly coated
- Bake for around 15-20 minutes

This dish is great as a side with chicken, pork and any type of meat, a defeinte staple in our house!

Baked Sweet Potato

- Sweet potato (1 per person)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- salt and pepper

- Preheat oven to 400 degree
- Place sweet potato on baking sheet
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potato is tender enough for a fork to sink in
- Remove from oven
- Cut in half
- Place butter and sour cream atop the potato and finish with salt and pepper

A delicious (and healthy) alternative to a baked potato!

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