The sweet potato or Sweet potato accepts countless variants to be prepared and is the undisputed star for you to achieve a delicious garnish, of easy digestion and with innumerable contributions nutritional and vitamin A (retinol) for your daily diet, you can get to prepare them in countless ways, but today you will learn the correct way to Roast a sweet potato either in the microwave, in a slow cooker or in the oven. All extremely easy, with simple ingredients to obtain and always achieving the most wonderful results in terms of gastronomic level .
The sweet spot for the perfect roasted sweet potato
A roasted sweet potato or sweet potato must contain the 4 keys so that it can be classified as gourmet quality , we are talking about creaminess, juiciness, aroma and of course an intense flavor. This is achieved by being able to follow certain rules and without a doubt through correctcooking so that it can be done in its own juices, where its sugars can caramelize and reach the gastronomic climax required by the most demanding palates.
This culinary preparation can be carried out successfully in a Crock-Pot or in the microwave, since both cooking equipment perfectly match the results that you can generally obtain in the classic oven .
How to prepare your oven roasted sweet potatoes
We will concentrate on the preparation using a conventional oven , since knowing how to do it in this way greatly facilitates the task of achieving optimal results when doing it in various other devices such as microwaves or slow cookers.
2 large sweetpotatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Aromatic herbs and spices to taste
You will start by covering the oven tray with its respective parchment paper, taking into full consideration keeping the edges of the paper unfolded and thus preventing the juices that the sweet potatoes give off when they are cooked from spilling into the oven.
Both the spices and aromatic herbs to be used will be placed in a container next to the olive oil and a mixture as neat as possible will be achieved, then the sweet potatoes will be added to this mixture (you can cut them into discs and then into sticks , trying to preserve or maintain the maximum possible equality in terms of their thickness).
At this point it is best to use the most efficient tool to ensure that the sweet potatoes can be effectively impregnated with the mixture of spices and it is our hands. It is important to highlight the importance of this step because success will depend on it in terms of the final results obtained.
Ready in the oven and presentation of the roasted sweet potatoes
You preheat the oven to 200 ° Celsius (if possible with higher and lower heat), you can also perfectly use the action of the fan but taking into consideration reducing the temperature to 180 ° Celsius.
Place the seasoned and marinated sweet potato sticks on the baking tray previously prepared with the parchment paper in such a way that they are not piled up on top of each other and we go directly to the oven, medium height and roast for 20 minutes on average.
You proceed to flip or turn each of the sticks and return the tray to the oven for another 20 minutes on average or until you can see that they are perfectly golden. This golden point is indicative that you can now remove them and serve them immediately as a garnish for the main dish.
One way to check its ideal point is that the sweet potatoes should maintain an internal tenderness aspect while their exterior is crunchy , that is, the closest thing to a fry but obviously without being so. In addition, the aromatic herbs will give that touch of genius and personality depending on the particular tastes of the diners.
You can perfectly give them a first roast and reserve them so that before serving them they can carry out the other half of their roast. This trick will allow you to always serve them freshly made .
It is not necessary to buy spices or herbs, with the ones you have at home you can perfectly achieve a spectacular flavor, taste and aroma . The important thing is that you manage to get the combination that can offer you the most appetizing flavor or with the greatest originality.
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