Today is Secret Recipe Club’s group B reveal day. In Secret Recipe Club we are assigned another blogger’s blog to visit and choose a recipe to make and post about. On our assigned day we post the recipe and let the blogger know we had their blog.
This month I was assigned the blog “A Spoonfull of Thyme.” Kate has been blogging since 2009, posting many delicious recipes.
I have actually made several recipes from Kate’s blog. The Chocolate Peanut Buddy Bars rated a “10” with my coworkers. I made the Lemon Sauce from this post to serve with some Chicken Schnitzel. There are a number of other recipes I want to try. One is General Tso’s Chicken which I think would be great with the Pineapple Rice in this post.
There are several reasons for choosing the recipe I am posting today. I am trying to eat more veggies; and hubby and I like yams and eat them often. In our area of the country, orange potatoes like this are called yams. Second, through my Just4U at Safeway I can buy yams for a special sale price this month, so I am planning to buy them often. Third, this recipe (very good as is) has great potential for variation.
My first variation to the recipe was to add 1/2 t. coarsely ground pepper; but there are many other spices and herbs that I want to try such as Chinese 5-spice, curry powder, cumin and rosemary.
I warm the honey slightly in the microwave to make it easier to measure and to make the glaze mixture a little more liquid so it is easier to mix with the potatoes.
After I made this the first time, Hubby said that he would like a little more glaze so I now use 3 T. each olive oil and honey. Try it both ways to see which you like best.
Thanks, Kate, this recipe will be on our table often.
2 lbs. sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2-3 T. olive oil
2-3 T. honey
1-1 1/2 t. lemon Juice
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. or so coarse ground pepper or other spice or herb of choice
Place yams (sweet potatoes) in a 9x13-inch baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, and lemon Juice. Add the salt and coarse ground pepper or other spice/herb as desired. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat. Bake at 350 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Kate says this will serve 6, but to tell you the truth, this amount makes barely enough to feed the 2 of us. I would make two pans if I was serving