Roasted Bourbon Sweet Potatoes
Roasting creates a pleasant, slightly sweet flavor in many vegetables. It’s a simple cooking method that helps preserve nutrients and enhances flavors.
Our relationship with vegetables has evolved over the years thanks to roasting. Previously, if we were to saute or steam vegetables, we found them to be mild and approachable; we were friends. But after roasting, getting singed around the edges and caramelizing, we found them to be hot and sexy; we became more than friends.
Anyway, the point is that once we discovered how roasting complicates, concentrates and caramelizes the flavor of vegetables, we realized that the sky was the limit. So we got to thinking. And, we decided to add a little booze. We’d like to share with you our simple and tasty recipe for Bourbon Sweet Potatoes. You can use this bourbon-flavored roasting method on many other types of vegetables with the same fantastic results. Don’t forget to save some bourbon and pour it over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones. After all, what’s love without a little booze?
- 3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch wedges
- 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- coarse salt and ground pepper