When visiting my Greek best friend, Panorea, in Toronto last fall, she made these roasted sweet potato rounds. They were the hit of the meal. I had never thought to slice sweet potatoes into rounds for roasting and seasoning them with garlic, hot pepper and thyme. This dish was a revelation. The spices in the rub make the house smell so good, your mouth will be watering by the time they are ready! It took a Greek cook to teach this French cook how to really bring out the best in sweet potatoes! You may never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way again. Thanks, Penny!
GARLICKY ROASTED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS
Preheat oven to 400F
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 inch thick
3 t olive oil, or bit more to really coat the potatoes
1 T fresh thyme leaves( can use 1 t dried)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 t hot pepper flakes
1 t coarse sea salt
In a medium bowl, mix the oil and seasonings. Toss potato slices to coat. Place the potato rounds in a shallow baking dish and bake at 400F for 45 minutes, turning once.
Enjoy as a side. Leftovers are great in a salad the next day.