3 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut off the pointy tips of the sweet potatoes and discard. Peel sweet potatoes; cut them into 1-inch squares.
Put the pieces in a wide, shallow baking pan or an ovenproof skillet.
Drizzle with vegetable oil and stir the potatoes, turning to coat them with oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
Combine ginger, honey, orange juice and soy sauce; stir to dissolve honey. When the sweet potatoes have baked 30 minutes, pour the orange juice mixture over the potatoes, stir and bake 10 more minutes, until potatoes are tender and dressing has been absorbed.
Serves 4 to 6.
Serve with pan-warmed sliced ham and cooked greens.
Per serving: 258 calories; 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 28 percent calories from fat); 45 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 283 mg sodium; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber.