In setting up a taco bar, a good host knows to have one vegetarian option in the mix. We’ve come up with 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 theme’s taco bar. Suggested taco combo: mix Baked Peppery Sweet Potato Strips with black beans, Crunchy Slaw with Pea Pods & Carrots, and hot sauce. See the entire menu here.
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.
See the complete menu and strategies for hosting weekend guests in style: 06 Three Day Party