I adore sweet potatoes. Looking through my archives, I am actually shocked at the lack of sweet potato recipes. They are on my menu at least once a week, often twice. Roasting them is my favorite. It is so easy and doesn't get in the way of things on the stove; the perfect side dish. Cumin and sweet potatoes is hands down my favorite. The earthy smokeyness with the savory sweetness... to die for. It feels like a really indulgent side dish, but sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest things you can eat. Look it up. Hahah!
1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
salt and pepper
Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into wedges. Toss with oil and spices. Spread into a even layer on a baking sheet. Bake 400 deg F for 25-35 minutes (time will depend on size of wedges). Done when fork tender (this is a little softer than a regular white starchy potato.) Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top.
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