Fresh ginger, cardamom, and sweet potatoes will fill your house with a fall fragrance as well as call your family to the table.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, honey, ginger, walnut oil, cardamom, and pepper. Transfer to a large cast iron frying pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir the potatoes to expose the pieces from the bottom of the pan. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized on the outside.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 34.9g 11% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 63.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I sprang for the walnut oil but substituted 2 tbsp. ground ginger for the fresh, and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp. ground alspice for the cardamom. Potatoes stayed moist and were a nice compliment to the turkey. Everybody liked them. Read More
(111)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
I think the key to this recipe is knowing your own tastes. (After reading the reviews) I used maybe 1 T. ginger and 1/2 t cardamom. It was very tasty but I expected there to be a bit more caramelization. Everyone liked it and it was not sickly sweet like marshmallow versions of this recipe. Read More
(61)
191 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I sprang for the walnut oil but substituted 2 tbsp. ground ginger for the fresh, and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp. ground alspice for the cardamom. Potatoes stayed moist and were a nice compliment to the turkey. Everybody liked them. Read More
(111)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2004
This was a great recipe that I made for a dinner party, word of caution: cut the ginger in half at least! The ginger is potent and too strong, but if you cut back on it, it works! I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
Great recipe! Really simple and easy to make. I substitute vegetable oil for the walnut oil since I never have any on hand and it turns out scrumptious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
I think the key to this recipe is knowing your own tastes. (After reading the reviews) I used maybe 1 T. ginger and 1/2 t cardamom. It was very tasty but I expected there to be a bit more caramelization. Everyone liked it and it was not sickly sweet like marshmallow versions of this recipe. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This recipe got my attention last Thanksgiving and will be definitely be served again this year. Even my parents who generally avoid any unusual dish raved about these sweet potatoes. I would advise anyone thinking of making this dish to gauge their own tolerance for ginger and cardamom and adjust the recipe amounts to taste - this recipe allows for quite a bit of personalization. I also agree with other reviewers: nutmeg is essential as is fresh grated (not ground) ginger. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2002
My husband doesn't like Sweet Potatoes but he loves this recipe. I tripled this recipe for a family gathering and the potatoes were gone with in fifteen minutes. They are still raving about them. Cardamon makes anything great. Oh! I ran out of honey and substituted brown sugar and it still worked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
I screwed up this recipe because I added all of the spices and ingredients to my pot of apples instead of the sweet potatoes. I had gotten my two recipes mixed up and looked at the wrong printout (I was in between soccer games and totally rushed for time). Anyway I ended up mixing the apples with the sweet potatoes (used a small can). Results were outstanding. Even though I messed up everything it all turned out just great. Served with the pork tenderloin with bourbon. Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2004
I made this for Thanksgiving. It was way too much ginger. Cardamon has such a wonderful flavor; I felt the ginger completely over powered the taste of anything else. I'll cut the ginger down next time and it will be great! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
Exactly what I wanted! Not too sweet like the marshmallow ones and not mashed. It was all gone. I actually sliced and baked in a casserole dish. Read More
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