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Caramelized Sweet Potato Coins

Sweet potato

This is one of the few times something sweet and sticky is really, really good for you! One medium sweet potato gives you a huge amount of vitamin A which is one of the most potent antioxidants out there. You are also getting a good dose of vitamin E and C and fabulous amount of fiber. So while you are baking these coins, why not also throw a few whole sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, poke them with a fork and pop them into the oven to pack into lunch boxes or serve as a snack.

This recipe requires 10 minutes for slicing and peeling and about 50 minutes in the oven.

Caramelized Sweet Potato Coins

You Need:

3 medium sized sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper

To make 4-6 servings:

1. Wash the sweet potatoes and slice them 1/4 inch thick (if they are organic you don’t need to peel them). Toss them with the olive oil so they are completely covered and sprinkle with salt.

2. Place them on 1 or 2 well oiled baking sheet. Cover tightly with foil or an other baking sheet. Put into a cold oven. (Covering them will help the inside cook before the outside burns and the gradual rise in temperature helps bring out the sweet potato flavors.)

3. Turn on the oven to 400. Bake for about 30-40 min. Since many ovens decide to bake at their own pace, the amount of time can vary, but they should be a beautifully dark orange and very soft. Uncover, and bake for about 20 more minutes flipping them now and then until they are caramelized on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside.

4. Put the rest aside and slip back into the oven for the final 10 minutes of roasting the salmon to reheat.

 

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