This is from a fellow blogger and is divine with the star anise permeating the sweet potato and the lime juice and zest cutting through the sweetness of the potatoes.
Serves 2, but is easily doubled, trebled or ……
1lb sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 star anise
1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
1 lime, juice and grated zest
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 F
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss.
Arrange the potatoes and all the juices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Roast for 10 minutes, then shake or flip the potatoes over.
Continue roasting for 10 minutes or however long it takes to become tender and slightly browned.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
There’s a nice depth of flavor that comes from roasting all of the ingredients together, but those who really love ginger and lime might enjoy this variation.
Instead of adding the ginger, lime zest and juice to the olive oil mixture, toss them with the potatoes AFTER roasting for a hotter and zestier flavor