Menu
Asian-style baked onions, potatoes & sweet potatoes

Asian-style baked onions, potatoes & sweet potatoes

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Do something different with veg and try our Asian-style onions, sweet potatoes and potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories201
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt1.33g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Sichuan pepper (or dry green or black peppercorns)

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 1 tsp kalonji black onion seed (aka nigella)
  • 2 'flowers' star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • a large pinch sea salt
  • 2 large Spanish onions, peeled

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 large, not-too-floury potatoes, such as Desirée, unpeeled

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil

For the glaze

  • 2 tbsp tamari or light soy sauce (tamari is a thick soy sauce made with rice)

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil
  • fresh lime or lemon juice to serve (optional)

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7/fan oven 200C. Combine all the spices and salt in a small, electric spice or coffee grinder (or use a pestle and mortar), and pulverise them to a powder – ignore the bigger bits of coriander husk. Tip the ground spices into a very large mixing bowl.

  2. Cut the onions into sixths, leaving a little root attached to hold the layers together. Cut the ordinary potatoes into six segments, lengthways. If the sweet potatoes are slender (they normally are) cut them into quarters, lengthways; if they’re bulky round the middle, cut them into sixths. Put all the vegetables into the mixing bowl, add the oil and toss thoroughly, using clean hands

  3. Lightly oil the large tray which comes with your oven (or 1 or 2 baking trays), spread the vegetables out in a single layer and bake them for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the glaze ingredients in a small jug with 4 tablespoons cold water. Remove the oven tray, brush the vegetables with the glaze and continue to bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until they’re slightly charred and tender. A little squeeze of lime or lemon juice adds vivacity, but the vegetables are very nice with or without it.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (3)

ajctracey's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious - this has become a firm favourite in our house. I sometimes use parsnips if I can't get sweet potatoes; works nicely too.

martinaloeb's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made this with Peking Duck and it was delicious. The pepper makes it quite hot but it was an interesting taste

law2212's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made this with crispy chicken bites and my family loved it. It's a brilliant recipe, but I left out the coriander.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.