The Sweet Potato: Done Perfectly

The Sweet Potato: Done Perfectly

Jalisco, Mexico


The sweet potato! Unbelievably versatile, sweet potatoes can be served with absolutely anything as a side or as a main on their own. Crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside, this is one of the best ways to roast or bake a sweet potato. Load them up with this easy garlic butter, and prepare for your sweet potato life to be changed. Strap on your apron and let’s getting cooking!



  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons Garlic Butter (see recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Extra herbs to garnish



  • Preheat the oven to 425 F
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, set aside
  • Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, pat them dry with paper towel
  • Carefully slice each sweet potato 1/8-inch slits (or slices) along the tops, stopping 1/2-inch from the bottom
  • Be careful not to apply too much pressure or you may cut straight through
  • Prepare garlic butter
  • Melt the butter, mix the lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper (to taste) through the butter
  • Set aside
  • Place potatoes onto the lined baking sheet
  • Brush with half of the butter and roast until the center of the potatoes are beginning to soften about 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven, brush with the remaining butter and fan the wedges out lightly with a fork to open up the slices
  • Return to oven and continue baking for a further 30 minutes, or until soft  and tender in the center and crispy on the outside


Garlic Butter


  • ½ cup butter (or spread of choice), softened at room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste (if using unsalted butter)



  • Add all ingredients into a small serving bowl, and mix until combined. Serve over sweet potatoes
Serve as a side with your favorite main dish


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