I was in charge of sides tonight and I had several bits of things I needed to use up:
1 sweet potato, 1 crown of broccoli, and about 2 cups of mushrooms. So I cut the broccoli into spears, tossed it in salt and olive oil and threw it in the oven to roast (Ok, I did put it on a cookie sheet). The mushrooms I quartered and began sauteeing with butter. Later I added worcestershire sauce. But what to do with the one lonely sweet potato?
First I diced the potato and put it and 2 diced cloves of garlic into a hot pan with olive oil (medium heat)
I added about 1/2 cup of chopped red onion and just continued to cook everything, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes were soft and began to caramelize. Maybe 15 minutes? 20? Towards the end I added 2-3 tablespoons of peach white balsamic vinegar (a housewarming gift). It bubbled happily and gave everything a beautiful glaze and sweet taste! Make sure to season with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of cinnamon.