LEMON BALM ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

Man – that was a mouthful! All those letters basically add up to a delicious dish that we now would like to share with you.

We all love sweet potatoes – pies, fries, bread and more – this is one ingenious vegetable! So when we originally harvested ours we immediately knew we wanted to make at least one pie and get creative with the remainder. The idea for this dish was borne when we were researching an entirely different crop – Lemon Balm. We love the flavor in tea but had never really cooked with it. When researching recipes that used it we found this one. While it looked very appetizing, we wanted something more sweet and savory. So we used this recipe as an outline, if you will, for our masterpiece!

The Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Lemon Balm
  • Oil of choice (we use olive oil)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Salt

The Prep

Wash your potatoes well and peel. We usually wash again before slicing. We used the crinkle cutter to cut these but after cooking you couldn’t really tell. Next time we will just cut. Be sure to cut evenly.

Wash your Lemon Balm and spin dry. Chop finely. We used about half a bundle.

In a bowl mix all ingredients. Be sure to coat the potatoes well with all your ingredients. We didn’t list the exact amount we used of the spices because we always season to taste. After mixing, allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Let’s Cook!

We prepared our masterpiece in several batches in the air fryer. After layering into the tray, we sprinkled a pinch of sugar over the top. We cooked at 400° for 15 minutes. If you sliced yours thinly then you may want to decrease temperature and/or cook time.

Enjoy!

My daughter and I worked on these while the guys were at work. It was hard to stop eating them – AND THE AROMA! This dish is fun, easy and delish! Do not expect to have leftovers.

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