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Sweet Potato Toast

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Sweet Potato Toast

Article by: familyfoodonthetable.com

SOME TIPS ON MAKING SWEET POTATO TOAST:

  • Pay attention when you’re buying your sweet potato. Nice large round ones work best because you can get good slices out of them. Misshapen or curved ones aren’t as good for toast because you’ll waste more of the sweet potato.
  • I prefer mine peeled but you don’t have to.
  • Slice your sweet potato into 1/4 inch long vertical slices. Thicker ones won’t get cooked all the way through in the toaster.
  • Whoops, you sliced it too thick? You can pierce the slice with a fork a few times and microwave it for 20-30 seconds before you toast it. This helps start to cook it so it won’t be raw in the center.
  • Turn your toaster all the way up to HIGH. Yes, all the way. Trust me.
  • Toast your slices at least TWICE. If your sweet potato toast doesn’t seem cooked all the way through or hasn’t browned, you can run it through a third time. Won’t hurt it one bit. In fact, I usually toast mine three times.
  • Long pieces may stick out a bit from the toaster. That’s OK. I just flip them over in between toasting, so everything cooks.
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Sweet sweet potato toast ideas:

  • Peanut butter, banana and cinnamon (or almond butter)
  • Peanut butter and raisins 
  • Honey butter and cinnamon
  • Nutella; can also add some fresh blueberries or strawberries or banana
  • Cream cheese and jam
  • Apple butter
  • Drizzle of maple syrup or honey; can also add cinnamon or a sprinkle of chia seeds

Savory sweet potato toast ideas: 

  • Top with a fried egg, salt and pepper; can also add chili powder or hot sauce for a little kick
  • Sliced or smashed avocado; can also add sliced tomatoes or a fried egg
  • Black beans and cheese: Run under the broiler to melt the cheese if you prefer; can also add a fried egg and/or some salsa
  • Tuna or chicken salad
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil