Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This week in our CSA box we FINALLY received sweet potatoes. I've been slightly addicted to obsessed with sweet potatoes ever since they started popping up as a regular side option in mainstream restaurants. The orange crispy crunchiness of sweet potato fries got me to thinking that I should try to cook with them in my own kitchen and see what kind of deliciousness I could concoct.

After looking through MANY interesting ideas for how to cook with sweet potatoes, I landed on a delectable recipe for Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes.

First, wash and peel 2-3 sweet potatoes.

Next, slice them to about 1 1/2 inch thick. Coat with olive oil and roast in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 40 min., or until soft enough to smash. Flip potatoes halfway through the roasting time for even cooking.

Mix up the spice rub while the sweet potatoes are roasting.

Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, drizzle with olive oil, and rub in spices. Do this on both sides. Roast for 15 min. then flip and roast another 10 min.
Wa-Laa! Crunchy and spicy on the outside, sweet and soft on the inside. Absolutely amazing.

Recipe adapted from dlyn

CRASH HOT SWEET POTATOES | Yield: 2 Servings | Prep: 10 min.  | Total Time: 45 min. to 1 hr.


2-3 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced an inch and half thick
Olive Oil

Spice Rub:
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and slice sweet potatoes 1.5 inches thick. Toss with olive oil to coat. Place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and roast, flipping once, for 35-40 minutes or until soft enough to flatten.

Meanwhile, mix together spice rub.

Remove sweet potatoes from oven once soft enough to flatten, and using a glass bowl or heavy glass, flatten sweet potatoes into disks. Drizzle with olive oil and rub with spice rub on each side. Return to oven and bake 15 min. then flipping and bake another 10 min. until they have a crust from the caramelization of the sugar and spices.

NOTE: To speed up the process, boil 2 quarts of water with 1/2 tsp salt and add sliced potatoes for 10-12 min. Remove from water, cool for 10 minutes, then smash potatoes. Continue with main recipe instructions for spice rub and roasting times.

T thought these little bites were so delicious that they tasted like something you would find on the menu at a fancy restaurant! I would have to agree. The spices used during roasting enhanced the natural flavors of the sweet potatoes, and the finished product was just simply amazing. Enjoy!

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