2. Roast until the potatoes are tender and browned, 25 to 45 minutes. Serve hot or warm, along with the garlic cloves.
I love how the cinnamon stick subtly imbues the potatoes with a touch of sweetness, but you could take it in other directions flavorwise. A bay leaf and a sprinkling of smoked paprika would be nice and savory, or you could just roast the potatoes and garlic and season them with sage salt when they come out of the oven.
Make sure everyone squeezes the rich, caramelized garlic paste out of the skins to eat with the potatoes. It makes the dish.
If your family can’t embrace the notion of sweet potatoes without a sticky glaze on top, drizzle a little honey over the potatoes about halfway through baking.
For a spicy, zippy flavor, add a large pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the mix.
Reprinted from Cook This Now by Melissa Clark. Copyright © 2011, Melissa Clark, Inc. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.
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