These are a nice change from the usual home fries that are made with white potatoes, and the beautiful orange color of the sweet potatoes will brighten up any breakfast (or dinner) plate. After about 30 minutes of cooking the potatoes will be tender, but to get them brown and crispy, you must keep cooking them another 20 to 30 minutes. It’s worth the extra time.

SERVES 4

4 medium sweet potatoes or yams (about 1ВЅ pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

Вј cup oil

2 large onions, cut into 1-inch dice

Salt to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 400В°F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. Spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet in one layer.
  3. Cook 50 to 60 minutes, or until brown and crispy, tossing every 20 minutes.