roasted sweet potatoes

roasted sweet potatoes
  1. 4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 2/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  3. 5 tablespoons butter
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. Pinch of ground ginger
  8. 2 cups miniature or regular marshmallows
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Arrange potatoes in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass or foil baking dish.
  3. Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger in heavy small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour over potatoes; toss to coat. Cover dish tightly with foil.
  6. Bake potatoes 50 minutes.
  7. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender and syrup thickens slightly, basting occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  8. Increase oven temperature to 500°F. Top potatoes with marshmallows.
  9. Return to oven; bake until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts begin to brown, about 3 minutes.

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