Saturday, March 12, 2011

Maple Baked Sweet Potato and Gorgonzola

So delicious! I've been sick the last couple days and my good friend Erin insisted I buy sweet potato as they're apparently loaded with vitamin C and nutrients. I'm not a huge sweet potato fan, but this dish has converted me! I baked the potato on high heat and drizzled maple syrup over them on the last five minutes of cooking. The sticky syrup caramelized the potatoes so nicely. Cutting the sweetness and adding balance to the dish is the tangy, cheesy salty bite of Gorgonzola!

2 sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon maple syrup
as much Gorgonzola cheese as you like!

Heat oven to 420. Wash and cut the sweet potato into even pieces- cubes or wedges. I like to leave the skin on as it has more nutrients and is more tasty because it crisps up! 

Toss the potatoes in olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a baking rack that rests on a baking dish and cook for 30 minutes or fork tender. Once it's fork tender remove from the oven and drizzle with maple syrup. Do it from a high distance so all the potatoes get some syrup. Place the broiler on high and broil until it gets some char marks and colouring. Plate and sprinkle Gorgonzola :)

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