Quick Roast Vegetables

Quick Roast Vegetables

Posted 2013-07-31 by meg.kfollow
As much as I love roast veggies, they can take forever and end up a little plain. With the addition of lemon and onion, this is my simple short cut which guarantees tangy vegetables on your table in no time.



Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Makes: Sides for 4 hungry people

Ingredients
300g Sweet potatoes
500g Potatoes
1 large Onion
5 cloves of Garlic
3 tbs Olive oil
1/2 tbs Dried Thyme
1/2 a Lemon
Salt and Pepper

Method
  • The aim of this recipe is to get your vegetables ready quickly. To make this happen I employ two short cuts.

  • Firstly pre-heat your oven to 200 Celsius and cut your root vegetables into smaller pieces to speed up cooking, like so.



  • Secondly we cheat a little. We use the microwave to kick-start the cooking process so that all the oven needs to do is crisp and caramelise.

  • In a covered dish, microwave the potatoes for five minutes and the sweet potatoes for three. You want them to be hot but still a little crunchy.

  • Whilst they're cooking, mince up your onion and garlic finely.

  • Once everything is ready put all the vegetables into a baking dish where they fit snugly. Add the oil and thyme and toss thoroughly then pat them down a little to reduce the number of edges poking out. Snuggle your lemon half down in the vegetables, cut edge facing up.



  • Now we're ready to go into the oven. Roast for 10 mins then toss gently to ensure even cooking. Cook for a further 10 mins.

  • When you're ready to serve, carefully use tongs to pick up the lemon and squeeze the juice over the vegetables.

  • The vegetables go great with any roast meat-- especially chicken.

    Categories
    #vegetables
    #winter
    #dinner
    #quick
    #roast

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