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Garlic Smashed Sweet Potatoes


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, ideally long and skinny ones
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, vegan butter if desired
  • 3 large garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly minced rosemary (can use 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary instead)
  • ½ teaspoon of Fine sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  2. Start by cutting the ends off of your sweet potatoes and then slicing them into large rounds that are about 1 inch thick. Place the rounds on your baking sheets, spray lightly with cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Let cool a few minutes and then smash the rounds with a fork. The skin of mine split a bit but don’t worry about it. Do your best to keep them together. I pushed a few of mine together back into rounds if they split.
  4. In a small bowl, cream together the butter and garlic. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the potato rounds. Sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  5. Bake for 5 additional minutes then switch on the broiler and broil until the edges start to get crispy. This can happen very fast so stand by the oven and watch. Mine took about 3 minutes.