November 18, 2018

This simple, nutritious recipe highlights the finest of our local southern California cuisine!


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • a few turns of freshly ground black pepper

  • 2-pounds California Purple Sweet Potatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center (or a bit above).

  2. In a small bowl, mix the oil with the lemon juice, chile powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Wash the potatoes very well and rub them dry with a towel. (You can peel them instead if desired -- I leave the skin as it's thin, tender and full of vitamins.)

  4. Cut the pointed ends off each of the potatoes and then cut them into approximat...

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