Friday, March 16, 2007

Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

If I had to marry a vegetable dish, this would be the one: Mr. Right.

Roasting these sweet potatoes with a bit of balsamic, butter, and brown sugar gives a greater depth of flavor to their sweetness while adding complexity and a hint of richness.

Simply put, they are superb. Run, run, run to the kitchen and make them.

Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
(from the current issue of Bon Appetit)

¼ c. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
½ stick unsalted butter
1 tsp coarse salt
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1 ¼ inch chunks

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. In a skillet over medium heat, bring balsamic and sugar to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer until vinegar thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Add butter and salt; stir until butter melts. Add potatoes to skillet; toss to coat.

Season potatoes with fresh ground black pepper & spread evenly on a rimmed, foil lined & oiled baking sheet. Bake until tender & golden, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I've shied away from sweet potatoes in the past, but this has my attention.
(Well honestly, anything that mentions balsamic usually had my attention, but that's another story.)

Deborah Eley De Bono said...

I'm not a fan of the sweet potato but did have them french fried so this recipe appeals to my crunchy-sweet-sided and who amongst us doesn't like balsamic.

emily said...

Great idea!z

Acme Instant Food said...

Dear. God.

As usual, I'm hungry leaving this site!

Anonymous said...

I'd marry this too... it looks so good! What a great blend of flavors.

Lis said...

I'm loving the roasted veggies! I do the roasted asparagus over any other preparation now..

And the roasted sweet potatoes with balsamic? *swoon*

Is it wrong to want roasted veggies for breakfast??

Kirsten said...

Delicious! I will be trying this. :)


feebs said...

i made this. it was easy, delicious and it impressed! thank you!!

Pam said...

I also made this out of Bon Apetit, but I had lost the recipe. I was so happy to find it on your blog when I needed it. Thanks for posting!