Creole Sweet Potatoes
There is a co-op just a few blocks from my apartment that makes the most delicious side dish: Creole yams.
They’re oven-roasted until they’re tender on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside and the ends. They are seasoned with a variety of spices, and have just the right amount of kick.
I recently tried making creole yams at home, except that I used sweet potatoes instead. They turned out great and tasted almost exactly like the co-op creole yams.
Now that I know how to make them at home, I can save money and control the spice level too (read: add more cayenne pepper!)
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- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces. Place on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add spices and mix to ensure that the sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
- Place in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.