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Recipe: Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

Recipe: Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides
From The Kitchn - September 24, 2017

You have had roasted sweet potatoes before, so you have had them all, right? I used to think the exact same thing until I learned a technique for butter-roasting thick slices of sweet potato until they turned from hard tubers to almost butter themselves.

Popularized by the blog Dessert for Two, this technique for butter-roasted sweet potatoesdubbed melting sweet potatoes by Christina over at Dessert for Tworoasts the potatoes until they are a dark amber on the outside, creating a layer of deeply caramelized sweet potato that just barely holds the soft, buttery insides together. She serves this with an incredible maple pecan sauce, but we think they are perfection all on their own with a fat pinch of salt to finish them off. This recipe wo not let you think of roasted sweet potatoes the same way ever again.

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Patience Is the Secret Ingredient

These sweet potatoes require just three ingredientssweet potatoes, butter, and saltso what makes them so much more delicious than any other sweet potatoes is time and patience. There will be a moment where you check on your roasting sweet potatoes and wonder, "Are they burning?" The answer is nothe butter on them is browning and the outsides are caramelizing. You will be rewarded with amber disks of pure sweet potato bliss.

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