Oil-Free Spiced & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Oil-free spiced and roasted sweet potatoes are delicious; roasting caramelizes the sugars and intensifies the flavors of the sweet potatoes without the added fat that oil brings.
The oil-free technique described below also works well with all types of potatoes, root vegetables and non-starchy vegetables like cauliflower. The roasting time varies but the basic method remains the same. The natural flavors of the sweet potatoes and the spices give ample flavor such that you don’t need salt, making this a naturally SOS free dish (no added salt, oil or sugar).
Be sure to let the potatoes rest for at least 10 minutes after spicing (step#10 below) before roasting them. This will make it so the spices don’t over- brown or burn during the roasting. For potatoes and sweet potatoes, the total roasting time is about 45 minutes. A typical bake sheet will hold up to 2 pounds of potatoes in a single layer.
Tools Used in this Recipe
- salad spinner or large prep bowl for washing the potatoes
- vegetable scrub glove or brush
- cutting board
- chef knife or santoku knife
- large prep bowl for tossing the potatoes with spices
- bake sheet
- parchment paper