Originally posted by: Cousin_Jake
Roasted root vegetables are very good with ham and you can prepare them the day before and just heat them up. I use this basic method. You can use whatever veg you and your family like.
OVEN ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES
12 very small whole white turnips (also know as Japanese turnips)
8 small beets, cut in halves or quarters if not small enough
12 tender young carrots, orange and/or red
14 tiny potatoes, fingerlings or other about a 1lb
3 TBS olive oil
1 tsp Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
9 X 12 X 3 Roasting pan
Preheat to 450 degrees.
CLEAN all vegetables thoroughly, cut off stems or leaves leaving about 1 1/2 inches of stem attached. (you can do this well ahead of time allowing vegetables to dry). DO NOT peel.
Put 2 TBS olive oil in roasting pan and place roasting pan in oven till oil is hot. Remove carefully and add vegetables, sprinkle with a tsp of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shake pan well to coat vegetables with the hot oil and put back in hot oven. Roast for 20 minutes or so, remove and add 1 TBS or more olive oil. Shake again and return to oven. COOK a further 15 minutes or until vegetable is tender, test with a fork. REMOVE and serve.