Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

If you like your taste buds to get a mouth watering kiss of sweet and then a tiny zing of heat, you will love this recipe year-round.    

You can easily make this for a large group or just yourself.  Average 1/2 sweet potato per person as a guide.
Peel the potatoes, slice in 3/4 inch slices, then cube approximately 1" cubes.  Place in a bowl and
toss with 1 teaspoon olive oil per potato.  Place in single layer on cookie sheet and sprinkle with 
Mrs. Dash's Extra Spicy seasoning mix.  The amount of heat is regulated by you, but 1/8th  teaspoon sprinkled over one potato cubed is just right.           

Place in middle of the oven, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, tossing/turning the potatoes a couple of times.  Some will caramelize on the edges during baking, don't let the dark color worry you they are yummy!

(for 1/2 medium size sweet potato)
Calories 52
Fat 0
Protein 1.75g
Net Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
Calcium 14.3g
Sodium 10mg 

Sugars 3.5g
Potassium 132.1 mg
Folate 9.1 mcg
Vitamin C 15 mg
Vitamin A 13040.5 IU