I recently tried this recipe from The Splendid Table, and it was so easy, with results so delicious, that I just had to share!
Here’s what you need:
About 8 sweet potatoes (my favorite was the white flesh yams) (note: I tried this with regular potatoes, and while delicious, not as good because they don’t have the same sugars that get all caramelized in the process)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried thyme or other favorite spice (once we did this with a Singapore Spice Mix that had fenugreek and cumin and it was amazing)
Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
2. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Then, either toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, spices and salt, or drizzle the oil onto the parchment paper with the spices and salt and rub the potatoes on all sides into the mixture.
3. Place the potatoes cut side down on the parchment paper and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
The potatoes will be soft on the inside, and crispy and sweet and caramelized on the outside. Enjoy!