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Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Sweet Potatoes
Recipe: Silver Dollar Sweet Potatoes

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Silver Dollar Sweet Potatoes           
2 tablespoons paleo oil 
2 teaspoons apple pie spice or ground cinnamon or dried, powdered rosemary
4 large or 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams (2 to 2 1/2 pounds):
    Jersey sweets, white sweet potatoes, beauregard,
    or Japanese sweet potatoes, or red garnet or jewel yams
1/2 teaspoon finely ground, unrefined sea salt, optional

Preheat oven to 400 F. Measure out the fat or oil and the spice and set 

Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes with bristle brush. Pat dry. Remove rough 
sections and any soft or black spots. Peel if desired. Cut into 1/3-inch 
thick rounds with sturdy vegetable or chef knife or use a mandoline for 
potato chip-like texture. Cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds for softer, French 
fry-like texture. For a crunchier texture, slice the sweet potatoes as thin 
as you can with a mandoline or food processor fitted with the 1/4-inch 
slicing blade.

Place the sweet potato slices in a large bowl and toss with the fat or oil 
to coat well. Sprinkle on the spice and optional sea salt and toss to coat. 
Arrange vegetable slices one layer deep on 2 to 3 large, liberally greased 
cookie sheets or shallow baking pans. (For easy cleanup, line them with 
unbleached parchment paper.)

Bake for about 20 minutes minutes. Flip the vegetables with a metal spatula 
if desired, and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and 
lightly browned. For crisper slices, raise the heat to 450F during the 
last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve while warm.   

Refrigerate leftovers and use within 3 days, reheating them in an oven or 
toaster oven for about 10 minutes.

Variations: Roasted Sweet Potato Fries: Cut the sweet potatoes into french 
fry like sticks and prepare as directed above; turn them over after 25 
minutes of cooking.

Prep: 30 minutes   Cooking: 45 minutes    Yield: 6 servings

Source: The Garden Of Eating: A Produce Dominated Diet & Cookbook by Rachel
        Albert and Don Matesz
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