Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another Tiny Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes or Yams

Yams are an under appreciated food in America. This country is focused on meat and potatoes, but Sweet Potatoes and Yams can be a delicious alternative. Sweet Potatoes and Yams are different vegetables, but are similar for cooking purposes. Yams are a bit sweeter. Most American markets carry Sweet Potatoes, but if you look you can find Yams.

If you are going to make Candied Yams, or Sweet Potato Pie, you will not get the healthy benefits of these tubers. I have a simple recipe for tasty Sweet Potato or Yam chips which makes a tasty side dish while keeping up the nutrition.

Serves 2
Calories: 230 (for 6 oz potatoes)
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS® Value: 4 - includes 1 Vegetable Serving
1Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 14-18 min min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
2 Sweet Potatoes or Yams (or one of Each)
Olive Oil Spray (or Olive Oil and Brush)
2-3 cloves garlic
Course Salt

Preheat Broiler on Oven.
Slice your Sweet Potatoes into thin circles (use a food processor if you have one)
Mince the garlic till fine. How Fine?
My knife skills teacher said you would never want a bigger bit than you would want stuck on the front of a tooth.
Spray a cookie sheet and the slices with Olive Oil, or brush on Olive Oil to the slices and the pan.
Sprinkle with Garlic and Salt making sure both sides have seasoning.
Broil Each side until Brown (about 6-8 Minutes).


Mandi Crocker said...


Family of Food said...

Hey Mandi Crocker, it's OK, this recipe is quick to make and good for you, so no worries. If you can't get Sweet potatoes right away, regular potatoes work great in this recipe as well.

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