Thursday, November 11, 2010

sweet potato burritos.

I have to start out by telling you that I didn't know I liked sweet potatoes (I should clarify that what I call sweet potatoes, you might call yams) until I was pregnant with my son. I had been turned off of them as a child when I was subject to canned yams covered with marshmallows at Thanksgiving, and it wasn't until just a few years ago that I finally had some real ones and fell in love. The only problem is that I ate them at somebody else's house for the first time, and they were roasted in the oven with butter (so yummy, and also makes great baby food when mashed), but that is the only thing I have known to do with them ever since. That is, until I came across the recipe for sweet potato burritos via Keeper of the Home. I made them one night for dinner, and then made them again the next week for guests and got great reviews. I also made them at last weekend's knitting retreat, and then I came home and made more and put them in the freezer. They freeze really well, which I love since I don't buy pre-made frozen food anymore. This has easily become one of my most favorite simple, nutritious recipes.

Hope you enjoy!



  1. I bet the babes would love sweet potato fries. peel, cut, toss in EVOO, cinnamon, a dash of cayenne pepper and salt bake at 400 about 20 minutes or until soft than broil to make them crispy. So good! :)

  2. Yeah, I'll have to try those again! Thanks for reminding me. The first time we did it, they got really mushy for some reason. Maybe I cooked them too long?

  3. probably. I never had a recipe for them but I notice if I flip them half way thru they aren't so bad and then I broil them for a few minutes.

  4. mmmm, those look yum. I actually a more of a sweet potato person than yams. But I am finding that pumpkin pureed almost has that same sweetness as yams. Sweet potato fries, however, are the b0mb.