Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lemon-Brown Sugar Roasted Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are one of my go-to winter comfort foods. The combination of red and sweet potatoes makes for a nice colour and flavour contrast, and the lemon-brown sugar glaze really adds an extra punch of flavour. The brown sugar caramelizes in the oven and enhances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, which is balanced nicely with the tanginess of the lemon.


3 medium-large red potatoes, cubed
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed - You can peel them if you want; I didn't bother because I like eating the potato skin
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
 1 tsp. sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the potatoes and sweet potatoes in a 9x13" baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to evenly coat the potatoes. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the brown sugar, lemon juice and zest, and sea salt in a small bowl. Remove the potatoes from the oven and drizzle with the lemon-brown sugar glaze. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned. 

*Recipe adapted from Carrots N' Cake

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