Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

A lot has happened in the last few months. Our baby girl is growing like crazy. Her cheeks are as big as ever and her thighs are extra squishy. Her cuteness (and sleeplessness) has kept us from posting any of our cooking adventures. But we're going to get better.

We also moved into a new home. It is awesome, but the awesome-est part of all is that we inherited a garden. mint! basil! eggplant! jalapenos! and the star of today's post . . . SAGE! sweet sweet sage that begs to be put in a pot of browning butter. Honestly, you could pour this brown butter sage sauce over anything and it will make you want to lick it like a cake batter bowl. But we served it over sweet potatoes, and we are never going back.

and a little look at our growing nugget and the garden . . . we have the privilege of tending to them both.

and now back to business . . . the cast of characters for today's meal:

The process is simple: slice the sweet potatoes with skin and all into 1/2 inch rings. Roast them with a little olive oil and salt for about 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Meanwhile melt butter in a sauce pan until it starts to turn brown. Then remove butter from heat and add chopped sage. The sage will basically fry in the heat and your kitchen will start to smell like heaven. Serve sweet potatoes and spoon brown butter sage sauce on top.

We enjoyed these guys with some grilled chicken thighs and an arugula salad.

Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Serves 2 very hungry people

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 10 sage leaves, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • olive oil
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes, and slice into 1/2 inch rings. Place sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil (maybe a teaspoon or two) and a pinch of salt (i love salt so I use a HEFTY pinch.)
  3. Put sweet potatoes in oven and roast for 20 minutes, flip once, then roast for 20 more minutes.
  4. Melt butter in small sauce pan. When butter starts to turn a light brown color, remove from heat and add sage leaves. The heavenly mixture will bubble and the leaves will start to crisp. This is incredible.
  5. Spoon brown butter sage sauce over sweet potatoes and enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. welcome back. I heart sage and babies.

    xo

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  2. What? You post about food? I was more focused on THAT CUTE BABY!!!

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  3. I just wanted to thank you for the unexpected and sweet comment you left me! I blog so sporadically that I don't ever think anyone ever follows closely, so your words were really kind. Hopefully I'll get my butt in gear and write more often in 2013. Your little Grace is beautiful! Enjoy her!

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