Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chile Yogurt and Mint

This twice-roasted method allows for the sweet potatoes to get super-creamy on the inside while their skins get a little crispy

INGREDIENTS:
4 pounds medium sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2½ cups plain whole-milk Goat Greek yogurt
1/ jalepeno chile, finely grated
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1½ cups mint leaves, torn if large

YIELD: serves 6 as a side dish

COURSE: Vegetables and Sides

CUISINE: American

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss sweet potatoes with 2 Tbsp. oil on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast, turning halfway through, until tender, 50–60 minutes. Remove from oven; increase oven temperature to 450°. Let sweet potatoes cool slightly, then tear into large pieces (including skin)—irregular pieces look best. Spread out on the same baking sheet and roast until browned and crisp around the edges, 20–25 minutes.
  2. Combine yogurt, chile, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium bowl; season with kosher salt. Coarsely crush sesame seeds on a cutting board with a flat-bottomed mug (or leave them whole). Spread chile yogurt on a platter; top with sweet potatoes. Scatter mint, sesame seeds, and sea salt over; drizzle with oil.
  3. Do Ahead: Sweet potatoes can be roasted 6 hours ahead. Let sit at room temperature. Reheat in a 400° oven just to warm through before serving. Chile yogurt can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.