Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Superfoods Month: Spiced sweet potato coins

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Today's Superfood: Sweet potatoes
Carotenoids, Vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium

I served these sweet potato "coins" on New Year's Eve, hoping they would bring us good luck and prosperity for 2012. Sliced into rounds and roasted with chili powder, lime juice, garlic and olive oil, these sweet potatoes taste great hot or cold. Make extra to stock your lunchbox the next day.





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Spiced sweet potato rounds ("coins")
Sweet potatoes roasted with lime juice, garlic and chili powder make a great side dish or snack. With high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium, sweet potatoes top the "superfoods" list. Choose thin sweet potatoes to keep the rounds small (like coins).
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds small sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, unpeeled
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line one or two baking sheets with aluminum foil.Slice the sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch rounds and put them in a large bowl. Add the lime juice, chili powder, garlic, olive oil and salt and toss well. Spread the sweet potato slices in one layer on the baking sheet (depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, you may need two baking sheets).Roast the sweet potato slices about 45 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time. The sweet potatoes will be soft, slightly wrinkled, and glazed with the oil mixture. Remove from the oven and serve. The sweet potato coins are equally good hot, warm and cold.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings

16 comments:

Lana said...

Those were really good! My preferred method with potatoes is roasting, and sweet potatoes become heavenly when roasted. It surprised me that you did not peel them, as I did not notice the skin:)
I am joining you on this "superfoods" ride (we had beets, quinoa, and pomegranate seeds already - all in the same dish, but who cares?)
BTW, can you tell me how to add the FBLA badge to my side bar, as I don't speak in code:)

Dena Testa Bray said...

These look absolutely delicious!

Gloria said...

Those look great Erika. Hubs loves sweet potatoes so I'll have to try this variation.

P.S. I made your Brisket with Pomegranate Sauce over the holidays for friends and it was a huge hit. :)

Happy New Year!

Erika Kerekes said...

Lana - I am only familiar with the way to add the badge (or any graphic) in Blogger - what platform do you use?

Dena and Gloria - thanks! Gloria, so glad to hear the brisket was well liked. It's one of my favorite brisket preparations....

BonnieBanters said...

These rounds are fantastic...just love this recipe! Hope you're having a delicious New Year!

Curt said...

Those look awesome!

What a delicious recipe. I love the lime and chili powder combo!

Courtney said...

Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favorite things! I am always looking for new ways to prepare them! Thanks!

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Lana said...

I made these two days ago and they were great, again:)
And I am on WP. I inserted some other badges, but I found the piece of code and pasted it in my dashboard. I don't know how to extract the right piece of code from the "tree":)

Erika Kerekes said...

Lana - I just posted it as a JPG with a target URL - that's made pretty easy in Blogger - not sure how it works in WP but I bet someone in FBLA can help. I'll post your question there.

Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen said...

You and Patti must be on the same wavelength, she posted a sweet potato soup today with lime and chili (the spicy kind!). This flavor combo has my mouth watering. I love these healthy, flavorful recipes, keep it up! And happy 2012! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

This sounds so good, but when I went to print it out, the link took me to the lentil soup recipe!

Erika Kerekes said...

Elizabeth - that's weird, it's working for me!

Monet said...

These look so good...and I love the idea of bringing extra to lunch. I'm eager to spend the day relaxing and cooking...these might just have to happen too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Much love from Austin!

Katherine said...

I made these for dinner. Excited to eat them again tomorrow for lunch! Thanks for the easy, delicious recipe!

Elizabeth said...

These were outstanding! Everyone in my family (including my chef husband) really liked them.

Erika Kerekes said...

Elizabeth, that makes me so happy to hear!

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