Sweet Potatoes with Orange-Thyme Butter

(originally made 4/9/2010)

I'd never seen a sweet potato up until about 4 years ago.  I was on a mission to try a new fruit or veggie every week, and eventually sweet potatoes made the shopping list.    Mostly I bake them up and serve them with some butter and cinnamon-sugar.    This recipe caught my eye in the new Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast and it seemed like the perfect side to the Asiago Crusted Pork Chops.   Definitely a winner, simple and delicious!

* Exported from MasterCook *

 Sweet Potatoes with Orange-Thyme Butter

 4                     sweet potatoes -- (6-ounce)
  2        tablespoons  butter -- softened
  2          teaspoons  grated orange rind
  1           teaspoon  chopped fresh thyme
     1/4      teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
     1/8      teaspoon  salt

1. Scrub potatoes and place in a medium bowl (do not pierce potatoes with a fork). Cover bowl with plastic wrap (do not allow plastic wrap to touch food); vent. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until done.

2. While potatoes cook, combine butter and remaining 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

3. Cut each potato lengthwise; fluff with a fork. Top each potato evenly with butter mixture.

Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 sweet potato and 2 1/4 teaspoons butter)
CALORIES 145 (36% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 3.6g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.3g); IRON 0.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 15mg; CALCIUM 44mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21.8g; SODIUM 150mg; PROTEIN 2.2g; FIBER 3.6g

Cooking Light, Fresh Food Fast


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