We relied on the microwave for what it does best; heating small amounts of liquid. Here's another time-saver if you need your oven fo rthe turkey or a roast. Bake the sweet potatoes first. After the meat is done, glaze the potato wedges, and finish cooking them in the oven for 15 minutes.
8 small sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Wrap potatoes in foil; bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel and cut each potato into 6 wedges; set aside.
Combine apple juice concentrate and next 4 ingredients (concentrate through ginger) in a microwave-safe bowl, and set aside. Combine sesame seeds and pepper in a bowl; set aside.
Place potato wedges on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Brush wedges with apple juice mixture, and sprinkle with sesame seed mixture. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Microwave remaining apple juice mixture at high 30 seconds or until hot, and drizzle over potato wedges.
I had a request for sweet potato without marshmallows for Thanksgiving. So I decided to go one step further and make a savory sweet potato recipe instead of the usual sweet recipe. This was outstanding. I baked the sweet potatoes the day before (in fact I accidently overbaked them). Then peeled and stored in a freezer bag in the rerigerater overnight. A lot of water came out of them and I had to drain them. They were pretty mushy and would not have maintained a wedge shape so I just sliced in rounds and layered in a casserole. Despite the mushiness, they turned out very yummy.
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