Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spiced Sweet Potatoes


Again, I'm not too excited about sweet or maple flavored sweet potatoes. I'm also not thrilled about canned and I don't mind making them ahead. This recipe is based on Kalyn's recipe that I discovered last year. What attracted me to the recipe was that it is prepared in the crock pot.

Kalyn's recipe gave me the idea to come up with a spice mix I could make ahead and have ready for my big batches of potatoes. I tripled the recipe, omitted the pepper and store it in an old spice jar:

Sweet Potato Spice Mix

2 T ground coriander
1 T ground fennel
1 T dried oregano
1 T Aleppo Pepper (or use a smaller amount of cayenne pepper)
2 T kosher salt

I made a big batch of potatoes to last about six meals or so.

Drizzle a little olive oil in the bottom of crock pot (I used my big one). Roughly cube 4 large sweet potatoes. Drizzle a tad bit more of oil over the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the Sweet Potato Spice Mix over the top. It doesn't take as much as you think, just a bit over the top. Cover and cook on low about 6 hours. I stirred it a few times during cooking. Done when tender.

I had a serving (yum!) and then put the rest in meal-sized containers, labeled, and in the freezer.

Sweet potatoes, no matter how prepared, are a toddler favorite--and my favorite, too!

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Unknown October 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

I love sweet potatoes and bake them often. I have never made them in the slow cooker. This sounds GREAT!!!

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