It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes. I could eat them every day. Luckily, each of my four children love them as well. Sadly, my husband doesn’t! He is so great and loves all the millions of pounds of vegetables I make him eat, but the one thing he doesn’t like – sweet potatoes! It’s absurd. I have tried every way I can think of to get him to like them. Nothing. I will not give up, but for now I try to make him “regular” potatoes along side our “orange potatoes.” It works. Today, however, he wasn’t here for lunch so I decided to get fancy and make these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes.
They were a hit. When my girls came to the table one of them proclaimed, “Oooo potato cookies!” and proceeded to devour an entire potato by herself (they were BIG). Success. I have seen many varieties of these on the interweb and I liked mine fine just plain! Maybe one day we’ll get more adventurous, but I wanted to post the basic idea and let you run wild from there. These also work with good ol’ white potatoes too!
- 4 sweet potatoes - look for ones that are fat and as flat on the bottom as you can find (not the long skinny ones)
- avocado oil
- kosher salt
- optional: coconut oil, ghee, butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, honey, etc.
- Wash your sweet potatoes and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place your potato on your cutting board with chopsticks or wooden skewers on either side (this is optional, but helps your knife not to slide all the way through the potato).
- Carefully slice down into your potato, stopping before you slice completely through. Make your slices thin and as close to the same size as possible.
- Once you have sliced all of the potatoes, place them in a greased baking pan (use a little avocado oil on the bottom of the pan).
- Drizzle coconut oil, avocado oil, butter, or ghee over the potatoes and smear it around. Sprinkle with salt.
- Cover the pan with foil and place in your oven.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. During the last 15 minutes, remove the foil and add any sugar, honey, cinnamon, etc that you want to your potatoes.