I first published a recipe for this years ago but it desperately needing updating, both with the method and the photos (see original pic at the bottom - it makes me cringe). So about this dish, simply put it is all about Fall with my favorite 2 produce items of the season! It only has a few ingredients and it's easy to make so that's a big win in my book. I like the red onion in this for a little color but any onion will do. Also, a favorite of sweet potatoes or yams (what is the difference anyway? Read this) is the Garnet Yam!
Makes 2 servings
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 in cubes
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 red onion, diced (about ½ cup is good)
1-2 Tbsp vegan butter (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat iron skillet (or nonstick skillet) over medium heat with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Let warm for a few minutes. You don't want to throw your sweet potatoes into a cold skillet with cold oil - it should sizzle a little bit.
Add sweet potatoes and stir around a little to coat in the oil. Let cook untouched for about 5 minutes. Then give them a toss, bottoms should be a little browned, and cook another 5 minutes. Add additional oil in needed to keep them from sticking.
Add onion and apple, cook 4-5 minutes until everything is tender and the sweet potatoes are browned.
Stir in butter if using, give a toss to melt it and coat everything. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
This was the original picture I posted in 2011 - I mean who would want to make that!?! Thank goodness for today's amazing iPhone cameras!