The other night, my medic partner had the idea to slice up a sweet potato and cook it in some butter, along with some asparagus. We seasoned the veggies with salt, pepper, and a little seasoning salt.
Pretty simple. Pretty tasty. The nice thing about the butter is the flavor. Sweet potatoes and butter are delicious friends. Also, the sweet potatoes get ever so slightly crispy the longer you cook them.
Another fun thing about sweet potatoes is that they can be sweet or savory. You commonly see sweet potatoes with marshmallows and/or brown sugar. Not so clean. My favorite way to eat sweet sweet potatoes is with a little butter and a little real maple syrup. Delicious for breakfast. My favorite way to enjoy savory sweet potatoes is with butter, a little salt, and a little pepper. The perfect side.
I love the flavor of sweet potatoes. I don’t like to weigh it down with processed garbage. Food tastes so much better when you don’t consume piles of processed food and a bunch of sugar. Keep it clean and simple. It’s a delicious way to live.
Just make sure to enjoy sweet potatoes sparingly. They’re full of all sorts of vitamins and minerals, but they’re also called sweet potatoes for a reason. Be mindful of those sneaky sugars.