Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Urfa biber (also known as Urfa pepper) is a dried Turkish chile pepper with great depth of flavor and a wonderful smokiness. In this recipe, it complements the caramelization of the roasted sweet potatoes.Recipe courtesy of Chef Franklin Becker, 100 Pleats
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Total time: 50 minutes
  • 6 pound sweet potatoes, medium sized, washed and dried
  • maldon sea salt, to taste
  • urfa biber, to taste
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Bake potatoes uncovered in a 350 degrees F oven until tender (about 30-45 minutes).
  2. Remove potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  4. Split potatoes in half, flesh side up and bake on a nonstick sheet pan for 10-15 minutes longer until caramelized.
  5. (Don't worry if they get a little blackened, that is the natural sugars coming to the top of the surface creating a natural marshmallow flavor).
  6. Remove potatoes and immediately season with generous amounts of olive oil, sea salt and Urfa biber.
  7. Serve hot or cold—they are delicious either way.