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Monday, March 12, 2007

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

When I hear sweet potatoes, I think 'sweet' potatoes. Baked in the jacket with cinnamon and butter on top, or in a sweet potato pie, or a souffle with a little brown sugar crumble. Only in the south would a vegetable be turned into a dessert!

This is an easy side dish where the sweet potatoes are made with cumin and red pepper flakes... It is a twist on our traditional sweet potato recipe. The cumin adds a unique flavor. The red pepper flakes kick up the spice... more or less. Just like you like it!

Spicy Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sized potatoes

1/2 cup sliced onion
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less)

Salt & pepper to taste

Clean potato skins well. Cut potato in half and half again lengthwise. Slice into 1/2 inch chunks. In a large skillet, saute onion in olive oil at a high heat. Add potatoes and brown quickly. Reduce heat and stir in spices and butter. Cover and allow to cook until potatoes are tender about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Y'all give it a try!

1 comment:

Pille said...

I haven't had much luck with cooking with sweet potatoes - I've always been disappointed somehow:( Anyway - I'm still in the lookout for good recipes, as I hope to get lucky one day. Maybe this one?? :)

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