Braised Cinnamon-Anise Sweet Potatoes

Side Dishes.

Braised Cinnamon-Anise Sweet Potatoes


Quantity Ingredients
1 tsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp chile paste with garlic
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
6 slices peeled fresh ginger, crushed
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise, crushed
4 cups water
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp sake (rice wine) or sherry
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
2 tbsp minced green onions


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 3/4 cup onions and next 6 ingredients (3/4 cup onions through anise); stir-fry 15 seconds. Add water, soy sauce, and sake; bring to a boil. Add potatoes. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes or until tender. Cool to room temperature. Remove potatoes from cooking liquid with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons onions.

Yield:  6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

CALORIES 140 (7% from fat); FAT 1.1g (sat 0.2g,mono 0.2g,poly 0.6g); PROTEIN 2.1g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 25mg; SODIUM 134mg; FIBER 2.2g; IRON 0.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 30.3g