Thursday, November 20, 2008

Simple Organic Sweet Potatoes--Spicy for the Holidays

© copyright Carrie Boyko
I love sweet potatoes. Even more than that, I love organic sweet potatoes. Their flavor is ever so much better than their toxin-laden cousins. I often bake one for lunch, just to savor the flavor as a lunchtime meal.

Today I'll share with you one of the ways I like to prepare sweet potatoes for the holidays. Keep in mind, most of my recipes allow you to prepare foods ahead of time, giving you time to enjoy your guests on the big day. This recipe adheres to that personal guideline, and the spices make for a festive flavor.

Carrie's Spicy Sweet Potatoes
  1. Wash enough medium sized sweet potatoes to allow 1/2 potato for each person.
  2. Pierce each sweet potato with a fork on both ends.
  3. Bake about 1 to 1-1/4 hours at 400 degrees.
  4. Test for doneness with the squeeze test; the potato should feel soft inside.
  5. Cool completely and remove peel.
  6. Slice into 3/4-1 inch slabs.
  7. Lay the slabs in an oiled or sprayed glass baking dish.
  8. Drizzle honey over each potato.
  9. Sprinkle each, to your taste, with cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves, going light on the cloves.
  10. Dot with butter, cover and refrigerate overnight (even a couple of days) until a few hours before dinner.
  11. When room temperature, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Tomorrow's recipe is my Organic Cranberry Gelatin mold. This recipe is my version of an old family favorite. There are never enough leftovers, so when in doubt, make a double recipe.

1 comment:

Debbie said...


I should get the exact sweet potato recipe from Isabelle. She makes hers with apples which could easily become an organic recipe. She is not allowed to enter without it on Thanksgiving.

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