Tamarind Sweet Potatoes (Crock Pot)

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2
    inches fresh ginger, peeled and minced (2-inch x 1-inch)
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    stalk lemongrass, outer leaves discarded, stalk cut in half lengthwise (available in Asian groceries)
  • 1
    tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 12
    teaspoons tamarind paste (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • 14
    cup plum wine vinegar (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • 14
  • 1
    lemon, zest only, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    cups orange juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a crock pot insert. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • Discard lemongrass.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Transfer potatoes to a warm serving bowl or platter and keep warm.
  • Pour the cooking liquid int a sauce pan and reduce by half over high heat (it will be syrupy).
  • Pour the syrup over the potatoes and serve.
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