Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another word for Sweet Potato

You know that Google Commercial that was on during the SuperBowl? The one where you follow the guys life through his Google searches? Well I think that monitoring a person's Google searches would give you VERY good insight into a person's life. And last night my google search went a little something like "impressive side dish for tacos."

So, what does that say about me?

We had friends over, and I wanted to impress them.

Anyways from such a search I found this delicious recipe that is really easy. In Mexico and Central America, the sweet potato is called by the Nahuatl-derived name: Camote, so that's what this recipe is going to be called. (Don't say I've never taught you anything, and you can thank Wikipedia for the above knowledge.) And no, I don't know how to pronounce it. But I've been saying KAH-MOH-TEE because I think it sounds cool. Feel free to correct me, but I'll probably just keep calling it the same thing.

What you'll need:
3 large sweet potatoes (cut up into 1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of butter
A few dashes of cinnamon

Let's get cooking:
Put the cut up sweet potatoes into a buttered, oven-safe dish. Go ahead and take a few thin slices of your 1/2 cup of butter and put them over the top of the sweet potatoes. (NOTE: not all the butter!) Cover with foil and back at 375 for 45 minutes.

After this is done pull them out, slice up the remaining butter and spread over the top. Pour in the honey and mix this up until the butter is melted. I know it seems like a lot of butter, but you won't actually be eating it all... it's just for the potatoes to soak in.

Add a few dashes of cinnamon and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Pull out and toss and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Check to make sure they are done!

And enjoy! Next to your super-classy tacos and rice!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a nice alternative to the basic sweet potato...yam....camote, whatever! I'm definitely going to give this a try sometime! Sweet potatoes are very nutritious, you know. Although all the honey and butter may negate that fact. But I'll still try it!

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