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Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Adapted from Bon Appétit

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I love the colors of Fall, however since Southern California is pretty much bereft of this brilliant season, I appreciate sweet potatoes and other similarly hued vegetables all the more.  Sweet potatoes are such a versatile side dish and this recipe can be prepared  quickly to compliment an informal weekday dinner, like  “Esther’s Pork Chops” (posted yesterday), or as a glistening side dish on the Thanksgiving table.  The combination of maple syrup and pepper makes them deliciously different.

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (divided)
  • 2 lbs red skinned sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (diced)
  • lots of freshly ground pepper
  • salt

Preheat oven to 400.

Peel  and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 – 3/4″ cubes.

Put diced potatoes in rimmed baking sheet.   Drizzle with oil and mix using your hands to coat the potatoes.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Place pan in oven and bake 20 minutes, occasionally stirring.

Drizzle with maple syrup and toss to coat. Cook an additional 20 minutes.

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Remove from oven and scatter butter cubes over sweet potatoes and let stand until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

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Toss to coat potatoes with butter.

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Serve immediately

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Serve four



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