Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sugar and Spice Sweet Potatoes

Oh. My. Goodness.

Say hello to my newest favorite potatoes.

The spices on these sweet potatoes are so awesome and can be used in so many ways to liven up these beautiful, orange delights.

This is what I did:

1. Combine well the following ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon course ground pepper

2. Boil the sweet potatoes until soft, take off the skins, and then cut them into 3rds or 4ths.

3. Smash them with a potato smasher and and then brush them with melted butter.

4. Sprinkle them with 1/2 of the seasoning.

5. Roast them, or fry them up in a pan with butter or olive oil. Turn them over and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning. Make sure you get a yummy, golden crust on the potato. It's the best part! Serve with fresh cilantro on top.

It is over the top delicious!

The seasoning would be great mixed in with just a regular baked sweet potato with butter.

This recipe was adapted by Melody of Cheat Day Cafe from DLYN. Photos and recipe courtesy Melody. Thanks for sharing!


Carrie said...

These look too yummy to handle. Imma make them with some grilled pineapple and porkchops. Yum...

Carrie said...

How many sweet potatoes would you say these spices are good for?

Best Wishes, Marie said...

any recipe with "smash" in the directions, combined with that amazing spice combination.

william somoma grilling book give away on my blog. come visit.

best wishes, marie

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

Yum yum, the sound delicious. Would it be ok to use ordinary chilli powder because you can't get the other sort over here in the UK? I absolutely adore sweet potatoes, thanks for the recipe. xxx

Nisha said...

This is my kind of recipe! I love all things sweet potato.

freckleonthenose said...

Looks delish! Yum!

Tamara Jacobs said...

mmmm i can't wait to try these!
ihope you are feeling well.
thank you for being so inspiring and blogging about your life.

Tamara Jacobs said...

oh p.s....just for fun, i want to share with you my list of 101 things to do this summer:)
here is the link to copy and paste if you would like:)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great recipe! These are so healthy for you as well as a fabulous dish.Thanks for sharing~Cheers Kim

Allison said...

I couldn't leave a comment on your other blog, so this is where I found I could. It has nothing to do with food, sorry.

I stumbled onto your blog about 8 months ago and have been reading all about your journey thus far. Your bravery and courage have inspired me and I thought you should know that today.

When I am feeling very sad and down, I turn to scripture, to the Bible. This particular passage has always brought me comfort. Even if my suffering is overwhelming, I know that God has promised my comfort will be an equal amount. I am praying for you today, that God will provide all comfort you need in the midst of suffering. Has He given us life? Absolutely and we should be grateful. But to be frustrated with situations that feel like intense suffering, well, that's ok too. Our God is big enough to handle it. He is good and worthy. I'm praying this day is better than yesterday and that you feel God's presence undeniably real. ~Allison

2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

Natasha said...

I love sweet potatoes! I will have to try this recipe, but I will forgo the cilantro on top (since I don't like it). Thanks!

Fire Wife Katie said...

Gah! These look so good! It's 10 at night here, but all I want to do is fire up the oven and smash some sweet potatoes.

Alright, alright. I guess it can wait till morning. :p

Dana Cheryl said...

I made 'em. Fam loved 'em. All raved about 'em.

It made me look like a dinner-fixin' diva!


Ivana said...

I've never tried sweet potatoes (I am European, you know :-))!
I sure give it a try!!

P.S. Nie, you look stunning! Love the outfit (especially yellow details- shoes are gorgeous)!

Have a lovely day, Ivana

Stacey said...

I see you are heading to San Diego soon, I think you will love Extraordinary Desserts, there are two locations and they are quite special and delightful. :)