Add a French flair to your menu with these delicious and flavorful Herbes de Provence sweet potatoes.
This recipe for Herbes de Provence sweet potatoes is a delicious, elegant way to serve the humble sweet potato. I first enjoyed this dish at an Easter lunch with friends. When I asked for the recipe and the secret behind the great flavor, my friend told me it was the Herbes de Provence seasoning. Something about the combination of sweet potatoes with this seasoning just works supremely well.
Herbes de Provence (EHRB duh proh-VAWNS) is a blend of dried herbs said to reflect those most commonly used in southern France. The mixture usually contains basil, fennel seed, lavender, jarjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory & thyme. Herbes de Provence is unique, so there really isn’t a substitute seasoning for it. It can be used to season meat, poultry and vegetables.
The potatoes are wonderfully easy to make and are a lovely and yummy complement to almost any meat, poultry or fish. Of course they are loaded with health benefits, especially the antioxidant vitamin A. One medium sweet potato contains over 100% of vitamin A!
Savvy tips: Prep the potatoes early in the day. Peel, cube, and toss them in extra virgin olive oil. Keep in the fridge until ready to bake. (Onions may be cut and added to the potatoes also.) Spread on large foil lined baking sheet; roast at 400 until beginning to crisp along the edges (roughly 25-30 minutes). Leftovers are wonderful tossed atop salads or reheated as a side the next day.