You know what makes sweet pahtaters even better than they already are in their natural form? Hot spices and sweet brown sugar!
These Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes are all dressed up for Thanksgiving with a spice mix of chili powder, chipotle powder, paprika, onion, garlic, and it's all blended nicely with a good amount of brown sugar. It looks like mine burned, but it's actually just the caramelized sugar and the brownness of the chili powder. The first time I made these they came out soft and soggy because my sweet potato was too big (I halved the recipe) and I didn't have enough sugar-spice mix. I learned my lesson and doubled the mix for my next batch and they came out crispy and delicious. If you also have a monster sized sweet potato you might want to double the sugar-spice mix too! They are very nice with some barbecue sauce...
The recipe, courtesy of Donalyn at The Creekside Cook, calls for butter which is easily replaced with vegan butter or even coconut oil. The sliced sweet potatoes are boiled only for a few minutes before they are left to dry on a cooling rack so keep them from turning out soggy later. Then you crush them with the bottom of a glass, brush with your choice of fat, sprinkle with the spice mix and bake until crispy. Aren't they pretty?
There is a small window of opportunity to eat these while they're crispy. You have to let them cool down for a few minutes to let the sugar harden up, and then you want to eat them before they're cold! Let's dip one in BBQ sauce!
So good! These would be a perfect side dish to spice up the Thanksgiving menu, wouldn't they? Or any menu! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Donalyn!
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