Sweet Potatoes With Curried Onions

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The cooler weather had me thinking about fall recipes.

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients

2 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and chopped into 2-inch pieces

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup orange juice (alternative: carrot juice)

1/2 teaspoon salt

black pepper to taste

Method

Boil or steam sweet potatoes, about 12 minutes. Potatoes will be half-way cooked. Drain and set on a baking tray to cool and dry slightly.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet, add oil and butter and heat up on low heat. Add onions and stir occasionally. Keep on low heat and cook about 8 minutes. Onions will soften. Add spices and stir with spoon to coat onions. Cook an additional three minutes. Add juice; increase heat to medium and let juice reduce a bit. You will see sauce thickening. Add salt and pepper. Transfer sweet potatoes into a baking dish.

Remove from heat and pour over sweet potatoes. Bake until fork tender, about 30 minutes. Use a foil tent if sweet potatoes get too dry.

This may be made in advance and reheated.

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