Monday, 19 November 2012

Thanksgiving Menu: Garlic Oven Roasted Sweet Potato

Garlic Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are not everyone's cup of tea, but here in Egypt it is a staple 'street' food, being sold on wooden carts with a mini furnace for roasting the tubers. You can get this cheap snack almost everywhere handed to you in a ripped piece of newspaper. The sweet, creamy, tongue burning Egyptian snack is not really used otherwise, other than a pudding.

We love roasted potatoes, so two Thanksgivings ago, I tried this and it was a hit. So simple to make yet so popular with everyone, I ended up making it in several dinner parties as well.

If you want to try something simple, or you want to just rev up your Thanksgiving menu, this recipe is a must try.


- Sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into cubes [The amount isn't important, but 1 kg is about 4-6 servings]

- 2 Tbsp oil

- Minced garlic

- Chopped parsley

- Paprika, and salt


Mix all ingredients together and make sure to mix with your hands to make sure all the potatoes are covered with the marinade. Put in a pan big enough for there to be only one row of potatoes, this will allow them to be crispy but creamy on the inside. Add half a cup of water and put in the oven on a high heat setting [between 200 - 220 Celsius]. Check after about 30-40 mins, they should be crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside. Be careful not to overcook or they will fall apart.


Do you like sweet potatoes? What is your favorite way to prepare it?

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