current favorite recipe : roast sweet potato with sesame glaze

I found this recipe on Cookstr and made it several times in the past couple months. It is so simple and so delicious. The last few times I've added leeks or ramps in for the last fifteen minutes of roasting and it worked perfectly. Timing is forgiving as well; it's hard to overcook sweet potatoes, just let them get mushy and glazed and good.

I've pasted the recipe below but you should have a look at Cookstr for more ideas -- they source recipes from an impressive collection of cookbooks. This one came from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.


5 orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (yams), peeled 2 tbsp olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp sesame seeds 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp soy sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut the potatoes into large chunks and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until almost tender.

2. Mix together the sesame seeds, honey, and soy sauce. Pour over the sweet potatoes, and toss. Roast 20 minutes more, or until well glazed and tender.