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Roasted Country Roots

Country Roots

We’re crazy about this root vegetables dish at our house, even having it for breakfast with fried eggs, although we also enjoy it for dinner with baked salmon.  This dish is good with sausage, too.  Almost any kind of root vegetable will do, including, all kinds of potatoes, yams, , parsnips, and carrots. (I leave the skin on the potatoes and carrots.) Baking time may vary so make this in plenty time and keep warm in the oven. 


Serves: 8 Serving size: 1 cup Preparation time: 20 minutes Roasting time: 90+ minutes

Ingredients 6 cups root vegetables, cubed 1/2 medium onion, sliced 1 or 2  bell peppers (red makes a       nice contrast), coarsely  chopped 3 medium garlic cloves, minced  1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil ​2 teaspoons sea salt ​1-2 teaspoons red chile powder 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 teaspoon paprika

Note: Can include parsnips, rutabaga, potatoes, carrots, etc. Yams and sweet potatoes cook faster than other root vegetables, so you might want to add them the last 30 minutes of roasting time.

If need Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Prepare the vegetables and place the root vegetables (but not the onion and peppers) in a large, covered bowl.  3. Combine the vinegar, oil, garlic, and spices in a small bowl, then pour over the vegetables.  Shake bowl until the vegetables are covered with the liquid. 4. Oil a 13″ x 9″ baking pan and pour vegetables into it, gently shaking to distribute equally.  5. Bake in heated oven for 60 minutes.  ​6. With a spatula, mix up the roots and add the onions and peppers. 7. Bake another 30 minutes or so until the roots are easily pieced by a fork. If all the liquid has been absorbed before the roots are fully cook, add a little water before further baking. 8. Serve on a platter or in a bowl, and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know if you’ve tried it and how it turned out. Good cooking to you,

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