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Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Very simple recipe. Tastes delicious on its own or served as a side dish. I've been loving it with lamb dishes.

I've started making big batches of this spice blend (4 times the given recipe) so that all I have to do is toss the sweet potatoes with 3 Tbsp of oil and about 2 tsp of the spice mix on nights when I want to make this. Some reviewers mentioned this blend works well with other vegetables too. One person loved it with zucchini.

small photo of Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings

active time: 10 min

total time: 45 min


* 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (or ground coriander)
* 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 2 lb medium sweet potatoes
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1/2 to 1 tsp of garlic powder
* 1/2 tsp of onion powder

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Coarsely grind coriander, fennel, oregano, and red pepper flakes in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Stir together spices and salt.

  3. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1-inch wedges or cross-wise into chunks. (I like to cut them smaller than this so they'll cook faster in about 20-25 minutes total.)

  4. Toss cut potatoes with oil and spices in a large roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 20 minutes. Turn wedges over with a spatula and roast until tender and slightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes more.

big photo of Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes cut into fries

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes cut into chunks

Adapted this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Roasted-Spiced-Sweet-Potatoes-106070

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haha. I had to reread to find where you would've seen guano :)

I bet those go really good with lamb

that sounds good and like common sense...I wonder if they could be done in a little convection oven to cook even faster...

Could be...I don't have one to try that with but one of my friends once whipped up an awesome roast chicken in his little convection oven in just 30 minutes I think.

You had me at sweet potato. This would be fabulous with pork.

I love this so much I haven't tried cooking up sweet potatoes any other way for a while now. I hope you enjoy!

I love sweet potatoes. I like them even more when they are spicy,

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