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I make these roasted potatoes often, especially in autumn and winter. They're so yummy that you will forget how good they are for you. They pair well with ham, turkey or chicken. I sometimes even make these just especially for lunch.
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- 4 medium large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 7 -8 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
- 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
- 3 -4 large onions, peeled, cut in half and very thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 2In a large bowl add sweet potatoes, 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper. Mix to evenly coat the potatoes. Set aside.
- 3In a large skillet over low heat, add 3-4 tablespoons olive oil until heated. Add the sliced onions. Saute, stirring every so often for 20 minutes or until they caramelize. (NOTE: it is very important to saute the onions over low heat, to avoid them from burning). Once they are caramelized, add the remaining 3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup and the balsamic vinegar. Stir to mix flavors. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue sauteing until onions are dark golden brown and fully caramelized, about 5-10 minutes more. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if pan becomes dry. (Refer to Tidbit below).
- 4Arrange sweet potatoes on a sheet tray. Roast for about 25 to 30 minutes. Mid-way through cooking, lift and turn-over potatoes to brown evenly. Dot caramelized onions over the roasted sweet potato cubes. With a spatula, lift and turn-over potatoes again to evenly distribute onion mixture. Roast for an additional 5 - 8 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and slightly browned. Taste for seasoning.
- 5Transfer to serving tray and enjoy!
- 6Tidbit: Note that onions will cook down alot; decreasing the volume. Depending on the power of your stove top and the amount of onions you have in the pan, it may take a longer time for onions to be fully carmelized. They should be dark (not burned) and cooked way down.
- 7Another tidbit: If not using freshly ground pepper in this recipe, it makes a big enough difference. The store prepared ground doesn't have as much depth.
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Nutritional Facts for Carmelized Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1 (162 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 7
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 287.2
- Calories from Fat 140
- Total Fat 15.5 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 671.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
- Sugars 19.2 g
- Protein 1.9 g