Sweet potatoes are tasty and are so versatile that there are numerous ways to cook them. Not to mention sweet potatoes blend well with almost every spice. It is bound to be your first thought if you have to draw for a quick side dish unexpectedly.
What Is This Dish?
A pleasing blend of spices, honey, butter, and potatoes cut into small pieces and baked to a delectable crisp. Despite the outside being slightly crisp, the interior is the polar opposite being instead soft and chewy. A word of warning, they are sure to invite little pillagers entranced by its aroma to your plate.
- You can use sweet potatoes to make smoothies, which is the perfect energizer if you are looking for a healthier replacement for sugary energy drinks.
- If looking for vegetables packed with vitamins, well sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, and B6 and are full of calcium, manganese, potassium, fiber, and iron.
- Quantum tubers are the name of the first set of space-grown potatoes.
Sweet potatoes originate on the western coast of South America, dating back to about 1000 A.D. While others say the first Europeans to taste sweet potatoes were those of Christopher Columbus’ expedition, from an indigenous Taino by the name of Batata. Regardless of where they originated, there is one truth, they are one of the best discoveries to have been made in food history.
When To Serve
The truth is that this dish can be enjoyed any time of day and on any occasion. For example, serve them as a side dish on a family holiday or a Wednesday night dinner. Additionally, you can use leftovers again in the morning for breakfast, and start your day with a hearty meal.
Best Served With
This dish can change flavors depending on the cook’s preference and the spices they like to use. It is at its best when alongside a nice turkey or stuffed roasted chicken. It also makes a mean side dish for your Sunday dinner.
Honey: Some use this as a sugar substitute (in a 1-to-1 ratio). Honey in this recipe acts like a caramelizing agent giving the potatoes a nice brown color that is visually appealing to the eyes and delicious to the tastebuds.
Method Of Baking
Set oven to preheat at 190°C(375°F). Put cubed potatoes into a large bowl and set them aside. Whisk together melted butter, garlic, and honey.
Pour the butter mixture over the potatoes; add the rosemary, salt, and pepper and fold to coat.
Add the coated potatoes onto a baking sheet and spread them to a single layer. Roast for 30 minutes, take them out of the oven, and serve.
Caramelization: This is the process of slow-cooking sugar (in this case honey) coated food on low heat, thus altering the appearance and flavor. Caramelization takes place when the water steams off the vegetables and causes the sugar to break down.
Why You Should Make This Dish
Aside from being one of the best all-around side dishes, It is simple to make and does not require extravagant ingredients yet provides a high-quality taste. What’s more, you can use the leftovers in multiple ways, for salads, meal preps, wraps, or even for breakfast.
Q) How do I store my baked potatoes?
A) You can store them by placing them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container; it will last up to 5 or 7 days. Do not wrap with a foil wrap that can lead to food-borne bacteria.
If you would rather not spend too long in the kitchen today, you want something simple but still tastes delicious. This Garlic Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe is singing your tune.
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 4 medium peeled sweet potatoes (chopped into 1-inch cubes)
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp rosemary(dried)
- 3 tbsp honey
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Set oven to preheat at 190°C(375°F). Move the potato cubes into a large bowl and set them aside.
Whisk together melted butter, garlic, and honey.
Pour the butter mixture over the potatoes; add the rosemary, salt, and pepper and shake to coat.
Place the coated potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread them into a single layer.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and apply salt and pepper(or other spices of your choice) if needed, and adjust to your tastes.