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CHEF JEFF -- ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe shows that Southern food doesn't have to be all fat and butter. Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes 2 pounds sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, from about 3 lemons 1/8 teaspoo...

Chef Jeff

This recipe shows that Southern food doesn't have to be all fat and butter.

Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

2 pounds sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

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ยฝ cup fresh lemon juice, from about 3 lemons

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes; cut them into 1-inch thick slices. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter. Arrange sweet potatoes in single layer in pan. Mix brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt in small bowl. Pour glaze evenly over potatoes. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil; bake until potatoes are fork tender, about 45 minutes. Remove foil; cook for 5 more minutes until glaze has thickened. Serve immediately.

Yield: Serves 4.

Grab more food tidbits at the Chef Jeff blog at GrandForksHerald.com.

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