Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Usually, I simply throw a large sweet potato into the oven and roast it whole. My diners may then cut off as much or little potato as pleased them. Since I never did anything more than prick the potato with a fork, I have never posted this dish, because it is hardly a recipe.

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For this Sunday’s dinner I was having a bit of a Stone Soup with my dishes. I thought about what more I could do to sweet potatoes. Putting the butter, pepper and salt on before roasting came to mind.

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes


1 large sweet potato (or two medium potatoes)

2 Tbs. butter, melted (olive oil for Vegan)
Black pepper, to taste
Fleur de sel, to taste


1. Pre-heat the oven to 400º F.

2. Trim any bad spots and cut the potato into portion sizes.

Tip: What you consider a portion is a personal choice, but for a 2 inch thick potato I decided it about 2½ -3 inches.

Note: Since you have opened the potato, you do not need to prick the skin with a fork.

3. Brush the butter all over the potato pieces and place them on a lipped baking tray.

4. Before the butter congeals, sprinkle fresh cracked pepper and the flaky sea salt all over the potato pieces.

5. Roast the potatoes until a knife slides easily into the thickest potato, 30-45 minutes.

6. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm.

1 Comment

Filed under Potatoes, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

One response to “Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. Pingback: Karl’s Ham Steak with Brandied Peach Sauce | Jabberwocky Stew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.