Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2008

Too often, roasted sweet potatoes turn out starchy and wan. To hit their sweet spot, was it time to throw out a cardinal rule of roasting?

SERVES4 to 6

TIME1½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted a roasted sweet potato recipe that gave us potatoes with a nicely caramelized exterior, a smooth, creamy interior, and an earthy sweetness. We started the sliced potatoes in a cold (versus preheated) oven, covering them with foil,...

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