Roasted Sweet Potato

IMG_1929Hey cooking friends– There’s a certain “effort to result ratio” in making food.  You know–the complicated recipe with 27 ingredients that takes 3 hours to prepare and you hope, really hope, in the end, it will be deliciously worth all the time and effort!  On the other hand, there are foods with 4 ingredients that take 6 minutes prep and in the end you know it will be scrumptious!  This is one of later types of recipes, quick and with a high return for the minimal effort.  Who doesn’t love that?

ROASTED SWEET POTATO
1 large sweet potato (a little over a pound)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil

This couldn’t be simpler.  Peel the sweet potato and cut it into nice little chunks.  Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic salt and basil.  Scrape it out with a rubber scrapper (be sure to get all that salty oil) onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  And bake it up at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes til the sweet potatoes are toasty, salty good!

We had these potatoes with spiced salmon skewers on the grill and a green leafy salad. Summery and just plain good (and easy).

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