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Well, day one vegetarian is almost under wraps and as I was going to round it out with some pasta and marinara when  my lonely sweet potato caught the corner of my eye.  This wonder yam was purchased in SEPTEMBER at my local farmer’s market,  and despite me constantly forgetting it, has remained intact and beautiful.  I decided in honor of my sweet potato’s magical powers I would make up my own recipe with it!  I did it for one so just use some mental math to multiply!

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Cayenne and Orange Honey Balsamic Sweet Potato Wedges

1-1/2 lb Sweet Potatoes

2-3 tbsp Orange Honey (or regular honey)

About 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

Two tbsp Butter

Salt and Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

  • Clean sweet potato and cut into 1/2″ chunks, removing bad spots.
  • In a large skillet melt 1 tbsp butter, coating bottom.
  • Place sweet potato in skillet and cook 4-5 minutes, constantly stirring until outside begins to lightly brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl melt other TBSP of butter for about 45 seconds.  Add balsamic vinegar and honey and whisk.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once sweet potato chunks are browned, transfer to bowl and coat with mixture.
  • Return to skillet and cook 3-5 more minutes until outside begins to char. Place in bowl. (Tip: if you continue to cook sauce on low and stir, it makes a great glaze to top potatoes with).
  • Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

I ate them as a side, but they’d also be good in a whole wheat wrap with some greens and a soft cheese maybe?  Kinda like the Juan Wrap at Watercourse Foods!




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