I’ve been hearing about “sweet potato toasties” for a while now, but have resisted trying them because, frankly, I just didn’t believe a toaster could bake something as hard as the devil’s toenail into something edible.
How wrong I was: not only does the toaster bake up sweet potato slices just fine…but they’re also delicious!
Sweet potato toasties were apparently invented by a food blogger who now has an entire Instagram devoted to the pleasures of the sweet potato toastie. When I remember her name, I’ll create a link, but it escapes me at the moment.
In any event, the recipe is, like many vegan “recipes,” simply an assembly, as opposed to a real recipe:
Sweet Potato Toasties
Slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices:
- 1 large sweet potato
Place a couple of slices in the toaster (on the highest setting) and toast three to four times. The outside of the slices should have dark spots–if the slices are thick, you may have to toast them five times.
Top them with anything you’d normally put on toast! I’ve topped them with vegan stuffing and gravy. I’ve made a stack with slices of sweet potato and grilled portobello with stuffing in between the layers and topped with mushroom gravy…
But my favourite sweet potato toastie is covered with a smear of peanut butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, a sprinkling of ground flax and hemp seeds, and topped with sliced banana and dried cranberries–YUM!!
Honestly, I don’t even like sweet potato fries, yet I love me some toasties!! However, I have a feeling that the sweet potato toastie is something people either love or hate.
And the song of the day is Andrew Bird’s “Three White Horses” because I love Andrew Bird and I hadn’t heard this one until last evening when I was watching This is Us and heard it and thought, “That’s Andrew Bird! I must find this song immediately!!”
So here it is for you too!