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Crispy Sweet Potato Roast

Our feature at-home chef this week is Danielle Braitman, the Emerging Gen Coordinator for Calgary Jewish Federation. She loves being in the kitchen and is pleased to share one of her all-time favourite recipes, Crispy Sweet Potato Roast. Aglow with vitamins A and C and chock full of fibre, sweet potatoes are a wonder vegetable that’s impossible to mess up cooking and pretty consistently delicious!


Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Yield: 8 Servings




  • 3 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and black pepper or red pepper flakes to taste
  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 shallots, peeled and sliced thin




  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Heat butter and oil together until butter has melted.
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart (9.5 x 12 inches) baking dish. Sprinkle butter/oil puddle with some salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange your potato slices vertically in the dish.
  5. Add a sliver of shallot between every few slices of potato, if desired.
  6. Brush tops of potatoes with remaining butter/oil and season generously with more salt and pepper.
  7. Cover dish with foil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until potatoes are tender and almost fully cooked.
  8. Increase oven heat to 450°F (230°C), remove foil, and let roast another 10 to 20 minutes, until tops of potatoes are nicely browned.