Lacy Broiled Sweet Potatoes
These lacy broiled sweet potatoes go perfectly with roasted meats or grilled fish. For a colorful variation, use half sweet and half white potatoes. You could also vary the seasoning used: In place of the cumin, try about 1/2 teaspoon minced rosemary or crumbled tarragon.
  • 1-1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley or cilantro

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Meanwhile, in food processor fitted with largest shredding blade (or on largest holes of handheld box-style grater), shred sweet potatoes.

3. In large bowl, stir together oil, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Add shredded potatoes and toss to coat potatoes thoroughly with oil.

4. Spread potatoes in an even layer on two 9- x 13-inch nonstick baking sheets (if you use another size baking sheet, be sure to make layer of potatoes as thin as possible).

5. Bake sweet potatoes until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil. Combine sweet potatoes on one baking sheet, spreading to make an even layer. Sprinkle with Parmesan and broil 4 inches from heat for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 206 calories, 5g total fat, 1.8g saturated fat, 2.3g monounsaturated fat, 0.4g polyunsaturated fat, 4.3g dietary fiber, 6g protein, 35g carbohydrate, 6mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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