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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shallots, Garlic and Chilie

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shallots, Garlic and Chilies

These crisp, golden and bravely flavored sweet potatoes make a delicious alternative to regular roast potatoes. This recipe is for garlic and chili lovers everywhere.



  • 12 shallots, unpeeled 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled

  • 1 kg orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, cut into even chunks

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed

  • 2 red chilies

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. Put the shallots and garlic in a bowl, cover with boiling water, let soak for 30 minutes, then drain and peel. The skins should slip off easily.

  2. Transfer to a roasting tin and add the sweet potatoes, coriander seeds and whole chilies. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss well to coat.

  3. Roast in a preheated oven at 200C (400F) Gas 6 for 30 minutes until the potatoes are golden and tender. Shake the tin from time to time during cooking and brush the vegetables with the pan juices. Serve hot.

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