Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Root Vegetables

Pick one or use a medley: sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, rutabaga.

3-4 lbs root vegetables
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
3/4 tsp salt or to taste
Black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Get a large baking sheet (or two) ready, lined with parchment paper if you like for easier cleanup.

Peel the vegetables and slice into spears. Toss in a large bowl with the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, salt and pepper.

Spread them out in a single layer (or close to it) on the baking sheet(s).

Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once abouth halfway through, until they are soft and browned around the edges. Serve hot.

Serves about 6.

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