Sweet potatoes are arguably one of my favorite foods, but I’ve never been one to put brown sugar on them (or God forbid Marshmallows.). Instead, I’ll throw them in the oven with either Cajun spices or garlic or even just salt/pepper.
Sometimes you get a little tired of the same old recipes though, so I took some inspiration from these smashed potatoes from the Pioneer Woman I tried earlier this year, but put a little twist on it and used my own blend of herbs with sweet potatoes.
Next time - Cajun Smashed Sweet Potatoes. I’m actually a little upset I didn’t think of it sooner.
These are very easy, but the steps are a little bit more extensive than just throwing them in the oven. You boil the slices first to get them soft enough and the smash them like you mean it before putting them back into the oven at a high heat and smothered in butter. This allows them to be soft on the inside while getting nice and crispy on the top.
Now, if you are one of said people who like sweet sweet potatoes. Make cinnamon brown sugar butter instead of garlic and herb. 3 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and a pinch of salt (or just throw that mixture on toast because that sounds like heaven).