Herbed Sweet Potatoes with Feta
This simple preparation of sweet potatoes would make a wonderful accompaniment to roasted meats.
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into slices 1/2 inch thick
- 3 Tbs. olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/4 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh thyme
- Juice of 1 lemon
Season the sweet potatoes
Preheat an oven to 400ºF.
Place the sweet potatoes in a 2-quart gratin or baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Spread the potatoes in a single layer.
Bake the sweet potatoes
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 20 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle evenly with the cheese, pine nuts, and thyme, and continue to bake, uncovered, until the cheese is golden and the sweet potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven, drizzle evenly with the lemon juice and serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, One Pot, by Carrolyn Carreño (Oxmoor House, 2008).