I’m Lovin’ My New Solar Oven!
This month for our solar oven cooking demo we are making sweet potatoes. You may think that sweet potatoes are only for the holidays and need to be packed with sugar, but you’d be wrong. This recipe for savory solar oven sweet potatoes is a nice change for these cold winter days.
Solar cooking is pretty cool. It works even in the winter.
You don’t need warmth to pull off a tasty meal, the only requirement is the food and is a sunny day.
Plus, the ability to cook without power is a preparedness skill everyone should acquire. In the event of a power outage, you’ll be glad you learned.
It does take a bit of practice to get your solar cooking just right, so why not make use of these sunny winter days and create a savory dish for dinner.
Solar Oven Cooking
It is best to start solar cooking in the morning when the sun as the most intense. This is especially true in the winter. I started cooking my potatoes at 9 AM and reheated them for dinner.
Once you have the recipe prepared, cover the pot with a lid and place it into the Sport Solar Oven. Secure the clear lid with the clips.
Place the oven facing directly into the sun with the shadow directly behind it and then rotate the oven 15 degrees clockwise. This will allow the most sun to reach inside the oven and keep you from having to turn it.
Other recipes in this series: Solar Oven Spiced Apples
Savory Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Onion
These savory sweet potatoes work well as a side dish with chicken or beef. Leftovers can be used as the base for a delicious sweet potato soup.
- Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.
- Cut potatoes into bite size chunks. For even cooking, it is best to keep them as close to the same size as possible.
- Cut the sweet onion to large pieces.
- Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and toss until the sweet potatoes are completely covered.
- Place in a cooking pot and cover with a lid.
- Cooking time: Solar oven 2-3 hours or until potatoes are tender.
- Cooking time: 450° oven for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.
There are affiliate links in this post. Thanks for supporting PreparednessMam in this way. I received a new Solavore Sport, Solar Oven a few months ago and it has been fun to test out new recipes. The oven has proven to be sturdy and very easy to cook in.