Sweet Potatoes Anna

25 Nov

Hands down, my favorite holiday of the year, besides the glorious day of my birth, is Thanksgiving.  However, I absolutely LOATHE the sight, smell or mention of sweet potatoes smothered in marshmallows and brown sugar — that is the most disgusting thing I’ve heard you can do to sweet potatoes.  They are, by nature, sweet!  Why anyone would mess with such a creation is beyond me.  My mother has been making a recipe she found in the New York Times many years ago, that utilizes the potatoes, butter, thyme and black pepper.  So here goes:

What you need:

6 medium sweet potatoes peeled

10 tablespoons unsalted melted butter

1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

What now:

Slice the potatoes in circles, once done toss them with the butter and thyme until they’re covered.  Then layer them in an oven-safe casserole dish, sprinkle salt and pepper over top, cover with tin foil and pop in the oven for 30 mins.  Uncover after 30 mins and bake an extra 20-30 so the top caramelizes a bit.  Serve however you wish, it doesn’t matter because it’s delicious.

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