Crispy roasted sweet potatoes

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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side to serve with just about any main dish. But perfectly crispy sweet potatoes in the oven can be a bit challenging. My goal is to lớn make sure you never have the issue of soggy sweet potatoes again.

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They are very similar lớn making sweet potato fries và come with the same issues. They yield more sugar, more water, and less starch than regular potatoes and that makes them exponentially harder lớn make into crispy little nuggets, especially in the oven where the outside tends lớn brun before the inside is soft.


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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sheet pan potatoes are perfectly seasoned and have the most incredible flavor; bound to satisfy any potato craving. & any fried food craving because they are super crispy. ALthough most would think of them as a great side dish, I’ve been known to lớn eat a whole helping for dinner, use them in salads or as a “bowl” and top with pulled pork or taco meat or a grain bowl và other fun toppings.

I’ve been there, I’ve aimed for crispy, crunch browned sweet potatoes & ended up with mushy bits. Still delicious, but not what I was going for.

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Roasting is the key và that means HOT heat và quick heat. Nothing low & slow here. Read on for all of foolproof tips.

Ingredients

All of the ingredients for this roasted sweet potato recipe are kitchen staples, with the exception of maybe sweet potatoes. Unless you are lượt thích me a always keep a few around. They last for weeks or more if kept properly.

Store in a basket, or some other vessel that breaths, in a cool, dark place, essentially making your own root cellar.

Potatoes: For this recipe, I used sweet potatoes (with the skin on) cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes. This recipe can also be made with red, Yukon Gold or russet potatoes.

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Herbs & Spices: Kosher salt (or sea salt), pepper, chili powder, paprika, & garlic powder.The secret ingredient: Brown sugar in the spice mix gives them delicious caramelization và crispy flavor và finish. Maple syrup, honey or agave nectar can also be used to bring out the natural sweetness.

How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes

1. Prepare the seasoning. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder & brown sugar.

2. Season the sweet potatoes. Toss the sweet potato chunks in olive oil, then địa chỉ cửa hàng seasoning và toss khổng lồ coat. Doing the oil evenly first serves as the glue and you need this evenly distributed khổng lồ evenly coat with seasoning.

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3. Roast the sweet potatoes. Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with about a half-inch in between each one, a single layer. You can line it with parchment paper, if you wish. Make sure khổng lồ give them plenty of room. If not, the water released will cause steam and prevent the potatoes from browning.

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Roast for 15 minutes, toss và continue roasting for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy. Cooking times will vary based on the kích cỡ of pieces.

How lớn Cut a Sweet Potato

I recommend cutting your sweet potato into cubes, however, you can cut them into whichever shape you prefer. Just make sure that they are about a uniform size, otherwise you end up with unevenly cooked potato pieces.

Peel the potato (optionalthe skin is edible & holds most of the nutrients).Start by cutting off the ends of the sweet potato.Slice off the sides of the potato to lớn “square” the shape of the potato.Slice and cut into sweet potato cubes. Cubes should be about 1-inch big. If they are too large, the exterior will burn before the inside has a chance lớn cook.
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Sweet Potato Seasoning

There isn’t a true secret khổng lồ seasoning sweet potatoes. They are naturally sweet & thus they pair wonderfully with spicy, sweet & savory flavor profiles. Our seasoning uses salt khổng lồ amplify the natural taste và brown sugar with the help of molasses lớn really make it pop.

Feel không lấy phí to play around with sweet potato seasoning until you find the best version for you!

Herbs & Spices: Kosher salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder.Brown Sugar: Brown sugar in the spice mix gives them delicious caramelization & crispy flavor & finish. Use light or dark brown sugar depending on how much you enjoy molasses. It helps gives a nice, crunchy crust.

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Tips for Crispy Sweet Potatoes

In my not so humble opinion, crispy potatoes are the BEST potatoes! to ensure you get crispy roasted sweet potatoes, follow these tricks:

Give them space khổng lồ breath.

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Make sure you give the potatoes plenty of space on the pan. Space will allow the potatoes lớn get crispy instead of steamy và mushy.Use a low rimmed pan. I recommend using a rimmed baking sheet (jelly roll pan) because the edges will keep your pieces on, but not with high sides that can also create a steaming effect. Don’t use foil. I like to roast my potatoes right on the baking sheet, without foil. Foil can actually prevent your potatoes from crisping.Spices. The spice phối not only adds flavor, but it helps lớn dry out the potato, just lượt thích getting a nice brown on a steak, you need a dry surface, coupled with the high heat, lớn get a brown. Heat. Roasting potatoes on too low of a temperature won’t give you the desired effect.
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Boiling vs Roasting?

Is it better lớn roast or boil sweet potatoes? It’s really a personal preference. Boiling sweet potatoes will make them soft & tender và roasting sweet potatoes will give you a tender inside with a crispy outside.

If you don’t allow enough space on the pan your potatoes will become steamy & mushy instead of caramelized & crispy. Make sure you are using a large enough pan khổng lồ space out your potato wedges.

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You vì chưng not need to blanch your sweet potatoes before roasting. If you want to lớn you can, however, I vì chưng not because it adds additional steps, dishes, & time to lớn the process. But it also adds in moisture, making it more difficult to get that coveted crunch.

When it comes to lớn peeling the potatoes, this is truly a personal preference. Some people lượt thích the skin và others vì chưng not. I left it on, but it is up to lớn you. Also, make Roasted Garlic Potatoes!

Storage & Freezing

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container or plastic bag for up khổng lồ a week. Leftovers can be reheating in a hot oven or tossed in a skillet.

Freezing: Sweet potatoes can also be frozen! Place in a plastic freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible và then freeze for up to 6 months. To thaw, place the frozen cubes on a baking sheet in a single layer & roast for 13-15 minutes at 350°F.