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ROASTED SWEET POTATOES from cooksillustrated 2008nov/dec Recipe

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This recipe for ROASTED SWEET POTATOES from cooksillustrated 2008nov/dec, by , is from Texas Ties-From Texans' Kitchens and Those Who Love 'Em, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deborah Naylor
Added: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs.sweet potatoes (about 6 medium) choose potatoes that are as even in width as possible
peel & rinse, trim the small ends so that you have even rounds 3/4 inches tall

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp freshly ground salt (freshly group pepper to taste preferance)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Toss potatoes in large bowl with oil, salt and pepper to taste until evenly coated. Line 18 - by 13 -inch heavy duty rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potatoes in single layer on baking sheet and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Adjust oven rack to middle position and place potatoes in cold oven. Turn oven to 425 degrees and cook potatoes 30 minutes.
2. Remove baking sheet from oven and carefully remove top layer of foil. Return potatoes to oven and cook until bottom edges of potatoes are golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes.
3. Remove baking sheet from oven and using thin metal spatula, flip slices over. Continue to roast until bottom edges of potatoes are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes longer. Remove from oven; let potatoes cool 5 to 10 minutes; transfer to platter and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr. 30 min. max
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
the starch in sweet potatoes is converted into sugars between 135 and 175 degrees. Once the internal temperature of the potato exceeds 175 degrees, no further conversion occurs. Thus the lower the oven temp, the longer the potatoes would stay within this range and the sweeter the spuds. This cooking method produces "candied sweet potatoes" simply by beginning with cold oven and covering tightly for first 30 minutes.

 

 

 

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