Smashed sweet potatoes, seasoned with thyme, are smashed after frying and then sprinkled with parmesan for a piquant and sweet side dish.
Smashed sweet potatoes
These hearty smashed sweet potatoes are so good! Notice how I said “battered” not “crushed”. These are not mashed sweet potatoes, although I have recipes for traditional mashed potatoes. These are smashed potatoes – I fry sweet potatoes in the oven, smash them with a fork and sprinkle them with parmesan, then fry them for a few minutes until the tops are nice and crispy. They are a great alternative to sweet potato fries or baked sweet potatoes if you want to swap them out.
These smashed sweet potatoes are a great side dish for the holidays when you’re looking for something a little different. I used two different colored sweet potatoes because they were pretty but completely optional. I can get over mine with a dash of Greek yogurt, but they taste just as good without it.
What is the difference between mashed potatoes and mashed potatoes?
Mashed potatoes combine boiled potatoes with usually butter and milk to create a very soft, creamy potato dish. Smashed potatoes are fried potatoes that are easily smashed with a fork. They’re crispier and more textured than mashed potatoes.
How to Make Smashed Potatoes
Cut the sweet potatoes into ¾ inch thick, round slices. Try to make the slices as even as possible so that they cook in the same amount of time. Season the melted butter with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder and thyme and pour over the potatoes.
Fry the potatoes for 25 minutes, then take them out of the oven. Carefully smash each potato with a fork, sprinkle with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan. Fry the potatoes for a few minutes until they are crispy and the cheese has melted.
Smashed Sweet Potato variations
Sprinkle with mozzarella instead of parmesan. Replace the thyme with fresh rosemary. Omit the parmesan and swap the butter with olive oil to keep it dairy-free.
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Spicy smashed sweet potatoes
Preparation time: 15th min
Cooking time: 35 min
Total time: 50 min
Spicy mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned with thyme, onion powder and garlic powder, are chopped up after frying and then sprinkled with parmesan for a savory-sweet side dish.
Olive oil spray3 Long, thin sweet potatoes (10 ounces each)2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted¾ teaspoon kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper, taste½ teaspoon Garlic powder½ teaspoon Onion powder2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more to garnish¼ Cup freshly grated parmesanFat-free Greek yogurt for serving, Optional
Sprinkle a sheet pan with olive oil. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, then cut into ¾ inch round slices each.
In a large bowl, combine melted butter with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme. Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat evenly.
Distribute the sweet potatoes evenly on the prepared sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until fork is tender. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
From the top, set the oven rack to the second and set the oven to high broil.
Carefully smash each slice with a fork.
Spray lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with parmesan and return to the upper middle grid of the oven.
Fry for 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted and the edges are crispy.
Garnish with thyme and a pinch of yogurt, if used.
Portion: 1/ 2 potatoes, Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 29G, Protein: 4thG, Fat: 8.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 3.5G, Cholesterol: 14thmg, Sodium: 310mg, Fiber: 4.5G, Sugar: 9G
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 2
Keywords: smashed sweet potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes with parmesan
sent 5th November 2020 by Gina
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