Monday, March 11, 2013

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes-Secret Recipe Club

I am finally back.  Hopefully the ISP and life issues are behind me, and I can get back to the business of posting regularly.  Thanks to all for your patience with me.  As always,I appreciate that you are reading this blog.

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.

 Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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


  1. Wow! I am happy that you like the yams! This recipe does lend itself to many variations...yum! I am thrilled that you found other recipes that you liked as coworkers love the Peanut Butter Buddy Bars, fact, I just made a pan last week and shared with the neighbors...delicious!

  2. Looks delicious--we eat a lot of sweet potatoes, so I love finding new options to prepare them.

  3. Hi Loy,
    These Sweet Potatoes will have so much flavor, can't wait to taste them. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
    Miz Helen

  4. We're all big fans of sweet potatoes and I make them usually just roasted with olive oil but I love the addition of honey. Great SRC choice!

  5. The addition of honey and lemon just might make a sweet tater lover out of my husband. If not, I'll eat them all myself! Your 5-spice suggestion sounds delicious.

  6. I love sweet potatoes - great variation!

  7. Loy - Thank you so much for a great recipe to recreate! Hope you enjoyed our take on your Jam Nutella Crescent Palmiers!

  8. YUM - I love sweet potatoes, and to roast them with honey sounds perfect. I like your ideas, too, for other spices to try - I bet it'll be delicious with five-spice powder. Or curry powder!! Great choice.

  9. I have made sweet potatoes like this and they are delish, great pick.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.


  10. Anna Potato Recipe -

    Boil the potatoes, chop them like small square pieces, add some salt and black pepper on them. Your Anna Potato dish is ready to serve. Let me know if anybody already knows about this simple recipe.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Kopi Luwak


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