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