I recently partnered with Reynolds Kitchens to develop some unique Fall and Holiday recipes for their Endless Table project; some were reimagined classics (see: Tender Eye of Round Roast), while others were new creations designed to capitalize on the versatility of tin foil (see: Roasted Sausage and Sauerkraut, Oven Roasted Artichokes).
I enjoyed the opportunity to dive into one specific product, and it end up maturing the way I think about tin foil – no longer relegated to simply preventing foods from sticking to a baking sheet, but rather as an instrument that can molded to fit a number of circumstances.
For one recipe, these Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites, the tin foil solved one particularly pesky problem: how to roast sweet potato pieces so that they are fully cooked but not dried out. The solution is simple – cover the sweet potato bites with Reynolds Wrap for the first half of the cooking time, then remove the foil and let the oven crisp up the outside of the potatoes. Adding bacon, as expected, raised the dish’s flavor to a whole new level; and the strategic use of tin foil allowed me to ensure the bacon and sweet potatoes were cooked just right, and in tandem.
The full recipe is hosted on the Reynolds Kitchen website; click here to check it out. Also be sure to watch the video above – these sweet potato bites make a cameo appearance mid-way through the shot (they’re on the right).
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Lol, it’s aluminum foil. But I use it a lot, too – the word ‘tin’ as well as the product. Especially around the holidays. I cover the turkey in a foil tent to keep it from browning too much, wrap pie crust edges and of course, line baking sheets.
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Tin foil works great for all kinds of roasting and baking purposes. You get to take more control of the rates things brown and bake. BTW, it’s a good thing your page had the video embedded, as the Reynold’s website is screwed up; it’s blinking so fast, it could give someone a headache or an epileptic seizure (j/k). Just having a problem with loading properly.
Thanks for the link to the collection of recipes!