Roasted potatoes are the quickest way to my heart. Roasted sweet potatoes with cinnamon? Marry me.
Sweet and white potatoes get a big kick in the pants from a coating of warm spices – a mix of cinnamon, chile powder, cumin, paprika and a touch of cayenne. Sweet, smoky and spicy. . . these potatoes have everything going for them.
Roasting brings out the best in potatoes enhancing their natural-born sweetness by caramelizing their sugars while making them all crispy and crunchy. They’re the next best thing to deep-fried. Hence, the love affair.
A dollop of sour cream over the hot potatoes is absolutely divine, especially if you add a little extra cayenne.
Roasted sweet and white potatoes coated in a warm spice mix.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large non-stick baking sheet with sides.
- Add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl and toss with olive oil and melted butter.
- In a small bowl mix together all the spices including salt and pepper. Sprinkle over potatoes and toss well.
- Spread out on baking sheet and roast until tender and golden about 25-35 minutes depending on how well done you like them. Serve immediately garnished with sour cream if desired.