Roast Sweet Potato with Mint, Lemon Thyme and Sweet Chilli Sauce

in steemitbloggers •  9 days ago

Normally I just roast sweet potato whole just as is, but this time I decided to do something a little different for a change. I sliced the sweet potato in half and placed it on a foil bed which I prepared with olive oil, salt, pepper, sweet chilli sauce and freshly picked sprigs of mint and lemon thyme. I placed the sweet potato face down in the bed and then closed up the foil. I then cooked it at 180 degrees Celsius for about an hour. This was a particularly large sweet potato but for smaller ones, 40 minutes should be more than adequate.

It took me a long time to adjust to completely replacing traditional potato with sweet potato but I can confidently say that I really prefer it now and so does my waistline. Haha!!! My son Jude also far prefers it and actually wont eat normal potato at all anymore, which to be honest - I am actually really grateful for because sweet potato is a real super food with a truck load of nutritional benefits. You can be just as creative with sweet potatoes too... which I think many people overlook... I did some sweet potato stacks recently, as an example... and they were nothing short of divine!! Well, if you try this out, please do share your thoughts :)

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Ooh yum, I bet the mint is delicious in that combination! I am an equal opportunity spud lover. I make sweet potatoes more often, and love to find purple or blue potatoes for those killer antioxidants. I still enjoy a classic russet every now and then or happy little red skinned taters for a creamy bowl of mashed potatoes. I'm pretty happy my body runs well on starches, haha!


Mashed potato is my ultimate comfort food and bangers and mash my fav combo! :)

That looks bomb! And easy to boot! I’m gonna have to give this one a go.


My pleasure :D hehe ;)

I love potatoes baked with butter and cream, my favourite, but haven't tried sweet potatoes yet


That is one of my moms favourites!!!! :)

hey check me out :=)

Another interesting way to make sweet potatoes. Would definitely try it out :)


Hope you do :)

Sounds so delicious. Nutritious food can be yummy. :)

I'll be right over. lol

Have you ever tasted Sweet Potato Pie? It is a southern pie where I am from.


Ooooh no I haven't!! That sounds super divine!!! Will google it later!

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What can be done with a simple potato. It is such a versatile vegetable. I bet you we could list over 20 ways to prepare.

Your food posts are always so appetizing. You should take a look at @fff foodfightfriday, just got involved 2 weeks ago. Great bunch of people and I know everyone would admire your dishes.

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