Vegetarians, we did not forget you in the planning of this spectacular Taco Bar ensemble. We crisped up some sweet potatoes in a spicy mix to start as a base for a most unusual and delicious taco.

Here is an unusual combination to offer to the vegetarians in your group. I’m a meat lover and this recipe turned out to be one of my favorites on this party’s taco bar. Suggested taco combo: mix Baked Peppery Sweet Potato Strips with black beans, Crunchy Slaw with Pea Pods & Carrots, and hot sauce.

MAKES ENOUGH FOR 8 TACOS

PREHEAT OVEN 375°F… BAKE THE POTATOES

5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch long rectangles (think thick fries)
3 TB olive oil
1 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt

In a bowl, toss cut potatoes with oil and sprinkle pepper and salt. Place on parchment-lined baking tray. Bake 30 min. Place in a serving dish on your taco-buffet.

HOBNOBMAG Taco Bar Vegetarian

See the complete menu and strategies for hosting weekend guests in style: 06 Three Day Party