The word savory often is not associated with sweet potatoes, especially here in the south. Growing up in California, my upbringing has always lead me to celebrate and highlight a vegetables natural flavors whereas here in the south, most sweet potato recipes seemingly linger on the sweeter side which ultimately masks it's natural beauty. In an effort to show off it's savory side, I have presented a very simplistic recipe that makes every effort to show it's savory side while going to great lengths not to remove it from being the star. It's a great use of the Maillard reaction, simple herbs and spices and henceforth has become one of my favorite firehouse recipes. Indulge!
FHC Episode 6 - Want to have twins? Blamed for giving a fellow Firefighter twins, I pass along the knowledge and empower you to decide whether to either avoid or embrace the savory side of sweet potatoes. One word of caution, they are addictive! Visit www.thefirehousechef.com for the recipe and more.
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*Comfortably feeds 4-6 as a side to an entrée
3-4 Medium sized sweet potatoes
4 Tbs. of EVOO
1-2 tsp of an herb of your choosing (Rosemary or Thyme are recommended)
2 tsp of Smoked Paprika
2 tsp of Sugar
2-3 tsp of Salt
Couple grinds of Pepper
Preheat oven to 400°.