"Fresh ginger, cardamom, and sweet potatoes will fill your house with a fall fragrance as well as call your family to the table." — Christine L.
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sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
grated fresh ginger
ground black pepper
This recipe got my attention last Thanksgiving, and will be definitely be served again this year. Even my parents, who generally avoid any unusual dish, raved about these sweet potatoes. I would advise anyone thinking of making this dish to gauge their own tolerance for ginger and cardamom and adjust the recipe amounts to taste - this recipe allows for quite a bit of personalization. I also agree with other reviewers: nutmeg is essential, as is fresh grated (not ground) ginger.
Using honey is a great idea for sweet potatoes and we liked that. The only problem was the cardimon and ginger were a little overwhelming. The kids did not like it. In the future we would omit the cardimon and go easier on the ginger.
I think the key to this recipe is knowing your own tastes. (After reading the reviews) I used maybe 1 T. ginger and 1/2 t cardamom. It was very tasty but I expected there to be a bit more caramelization. Everyone liked it and it was not sickly sweet like marshmallow versions of this recipe.
Exactly what I wanted! Not too sweet like the marshmallow ones and not mashed. It was all gone. I actually sliced and baked in a casserole dish.
I used nutmeg instead of cardamom, still tasted great! I added lots of honey as well, for sweetness. Great recipe!
Fresh ginger from the root makes a difference.
This is a great holiday dish. Not to sweet either.
I would recommend parboiling the potato's and cutting back on the ginger in half and cardomom too. It can be a bit overwhelming. Overall it is an excellent combination of flavors and a nice change from the usual brown sugar and marshmallow ingredients
I had to modify the receipe for 15 people. My cast iron frying pan was not large enough, I used a large roasting pan which worked as well. They weren't crunchy, but the kids definately loved them. They asked for them for Christmas. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Honey
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 21
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