Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Serves 8


4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 3/4 inch chunks

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

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Don't wait until the holidays to serve these potatoes. These are great with roast chicken, pork or salmon.

Preheat oven to 400F. Oil 2 large rimmed baking sheets with 1 tablespoon each. Combine sweet potatoes and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl; toss. Divide potatoes between baking sheets, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until almost tender, turning occasionally with metal spatula, about 35 minutes.

(Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand uncovered at room temperature.)

Drizzle maple syrup over sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Roast until sweet potatoes are tender and syrup is reduced to a glaze and coats sweet potatoes, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven; scatter butter cubes over sweet potatoes and let stand until melted. Season to taste with salt and generous amounts of cracked pepper.