Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes were introduced to Africa from Latin America with Portuguese sailors. Nowadays, they are widely cultivated throughout South Africa. There is a quite simple recipe from South-Africa that provide a very nice accompaniment to a char grilled chicken dish or grilled fish, vegetarians would find quite attractive too.
This what you need for 4 people:
  • 1 teaspoon Honey.
  • 1 tablespoon Sultanas.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger.
  • Juice of a Lemon.
  • Grated rind of an Orange.
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon.
  • 2 Sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced (about 1/2 inch thick).
  • 1/4 cup of Water.
  • 2 tablespoon of Olive oil.
  • Salt & Pepper.

First Parboil the sweet potatoes, dry them and let cool down. In a heavy pan pour the olive oil, and mix in the honey as well as the sultanas on a low heat. Then add the ginger, cinnamon, orange rind, lemon juice, ginger and the water. Cook this mixture, slowly, for 10 minutes stirring from time to time.

Next add the potatoes to the mixture, mix them well but gently to make sure that they are coated from all sides. Place them on a greaseproof oven dish and cook them at high temperature (200 degrees Celsius) for 10 to 15 minutes.

"A man replete with food is not the same man when fasting"

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Vegetarians/ Vegans/ Dairy free/ Gluten free.