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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potatoes

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You all know those sweet potatoes at Texas Roadhouse restaurants? The ones where the skin slips right off and the inside is gooey and caramelized?

For years, I pondered how to recreate those sweet potatoes at home. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I (actually my dad) finally figured out how to do it. And it's super easy, too!

Sweet potatoes are extremely healthy and considered a super food. Why are they a super food? Because they are a good source of fiber, extremely high in vitamin A, and they taste good! What more could you want?

I was reading a magazine a few days ago and found out that beta-carotene (vitamin A) helps to protect your skin against the sun! How cool is that? Maybe if I eat carrots or sweet potatoes or pumpkin every day I won't have to use sunscreen at all this summer. Now that would be pretty awesome. ;)

Anyways, back to the sweet potatoes. These babies are super sweet, delicious with cinnamon, and take very little prep time. The most you have to do is scrub them and put 'em in the oven. It's almost stupid to put this recipe on here because it's so simple!

4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
optional: butter, cinnamon and brown sugar, cinnamon, marshmallows, etc.

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Scrub off most of the dirt on your potatoes.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put your potatoes on it.
4. Bake them for 50-60 minutes depending on how big your sweet potatoes are. You know they're done when you can pierce them easily with a fork.
5. During the last 10 minutes go start your grill and get it to about 350 degrees.
6. Once the potatoes are done, transfer them directly onto the grill. Turn them every few minutes. Ours normally take 10-15 minutes. You can tell they're done when the outside is kinda black.
7. Serve with butter and cinnamon.

Inquiry of the Day:

Do you eat foods high in beta-carotene every day?

I try to. In elementary school, I would take carrots for lunch almost every single day! Now I try to have some form of orange food at least once a day. I'm really looking forward to no sunscreen! ;)


  1. Mmmm - there is nothing better than a perfectly caramelized sweet potato! Lately though, I've been enjoying roasted carrots. Either way, I think my beta-carotene levels are high! :)

    1. Roasted carrots are delicious, too. I especially love them with a dash of nutmeg.


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