Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter & Sage

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my house as they're lower on the glycemic index (54) compared to white potatoes (84). They also offer a greater nutritional bang for the buck over with less calories (128 vs 103), more fiber, calcium, a full days worth of vitamin C (beta carotene) as well as over half of your daily vitamin C requirement.

Last fall I ordered a very tasty version of the recipe below while dining out. I usually prefer to bake or steam the sweets for weekly lo-cal eating, but this is a very tasty occasional treat. As such I've been known to add roasted garlic and just a touch of honey when serving... Enjoy!

(Adapted from the Oct./Nov. 2010 issue of Fine Cooking)

2 sweet potatoes
extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
fresh sage
butter (about 2 TBS)
splash of orange juice

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized cubes. Toss with olive oil and salt. Roast in a 400 degree oven until tender.
Meanwhile, cook fresh sage and a pinch of salt in melted butter until butter browns.
Add a splash of orange juice (or a squeeze of lemon, if you have one) and toss with the potatoes.

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