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Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Brown Butter

19 Oct

I had never tried fixing sweet potatoes before, so when I was gifted two from my nephew who got them from his brother, I figured it was a good time to play in the kitchen.

After peeling them, I decided to dice and roast them.

I tossed it with a bit of olive oil and added a teaspoon of crushed rosemary.  I can only find leaf rosemary, so I just grind it in my coffee grinder. It works well.

I put them on the roasting sheet and put them in a 400°F oven.

They did have to bake for about 40 minutes.

When they came out, they were just getting brown in places.  They really shrank down, so I was glad I did both of them.  They didn’t even completely fill my serving bowl.

Then I drizzled some browned butter on them.  I can’t believe it took me so long to discover brown butter.  I used 1/4 cup and just cooked it in my sauce pan until it was brown.

I didn’t use all of it for this recipe; it doesn’t take a lot to give it that buttery, nutty flavor.

After trying them, I decided I will need to get some more sweet potatoes.

Definitely need more sweet potatoes, which is why I have been trying to grow them and keep them protected from the deer.

Garden Snax

13 Jul

I was really happy with how my garden looked.

I still am.

I even got my first zucchini harvested.  But someone stepped on one and broke a piece off.  It seems to be recovering nicely.

Then I came up to water it, and noticed that someone has been snacking on my green beans and sweet potatoes.

I decided to set up the trail camera and see who was thought my sweet potatoes were just right.  I went up late in the afternoon and set it.  The next morning, when I got it, I had 597 picture on it.  About 500 of them were of my beans blowing in the breeze.

A couple were in the night when the tomato blew in front of it.

I’m not sure what set it off for this one.

I never did catch the culprit, and I forgot to set it the next night, but they did come back and work on eating the other plant.  It’s not looking good for my sweet potatoes.