Sweet Potato Toast
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Are you looking for a diet approved alternative for toast or did you just run out of bread? I know that sweet potato toasts aren’t a new “The Thing” anymore, but in case you haven’t tried them, I wanted to share this recipe with you. To put it briefly, you just slice sweet potato, pop it in the toaster (toast it again, and possibly once more), top it like a regular toast with your favorite toppings, and voilà. So simple, but so delicious!
And why sweet potato? It’s much more nutritious option than bread, and packaged with beta-carotene (gets converted into vitamin A in your body), which is important for hair, skin, vision, and has a huge role in immune function, for example. They are also gluten free and a great source of fiber. And don’t you worry, the sweet potato’s sweet and tender flavor doesn’t overpower the flavors of your favorite toppings.
I like to have my slices still warm with some nut butter, banana coins and cinnamon, but you can top yours however you like. Just like a regular toast. Butter, cream cheese, eggs, jam, avocado, smoked salmon… Maybe little brie and honey? Choose sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, the options are as endless!
SOME PRO TIPS WHEN MAKING SWEET POTATO TOAST:
• Choose large round ones when you’re buying your sweet potatoes; you’ll get good slices out of them and won’t waste that much as if you choose misshapen or curved ones.
• You don’t have to peel your sweet potato, but remember to wash it well. I like to eat mine with the skin on to get all the nutrients and it doesn’t crumble that easily.
• Slice it into 0.5-1cm thick vertical slices. I prefer as thin as possible because, thicker ones are harder to toast on toaster. Of course if you like thicker ones, you can always pierce the slice few times with a fork and pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds before toasting.
• Toast your slices 2-4 times. If your sweet potato toast doesn’t seem cooked all the way through or hasn’t browned, you can run it through again.
• If your sweet potato toasts are long shaped and sticking out from the toaster, just flip them over in between toasting, so they cook evenly.
• I always slice the entire sweet potato and keep the remaining slices in a plastic bag or container in the fridge. They’ll remain good up to one week.