Are you ready for a recipe that is going to rock your world?
But first, what in the heck does “Crash Hot” even mean? Originating from Australia and New Zealand, it is a slang term that means very good or excellent. The dictionary used it in this sentence: “Well well well, don′t you look crash hot in your new sunnies!” (said in my best Australian accent, mate!)
Now I have no clue what “sunnies” means either but I am going to leave that for another time.
All you need to know is that these Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes are…well…Crash Hot! (translation: EXCELLENT!)
I really, really want you to make these BEFORE Thanksgiving, because if you do, there is no question in my mind that you will want to make them again to grace your Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks to The Creekside Cook for the recipe which has been pinned more than 227 THOUSAND TIMES.
So here we go!
Start by peeling 2 large sweet potatoes and then slicing them about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Get your water to boiling and then add your sweet potatoes cooking for about 12 minutes. The goal is to get them soft but not cooked all the way through. Put them in a bowl and let them cool off for a tad.
Place each sweet potato on a cookie sheet (I lined mine with some foil) that has been sprayed with a cooking spray then flatten each potato disk slightly. The recipe instructed to use a clear glass so that you can see your ‘professional smashing technique”. :o}
After all of the disks have been flattened, brush some oil and butter on them. (2 tsp melted butter with 2 tsp olive oil) Make sure to coat BOTH sides.
After basting, now come the spices! Let’s get this party started!
1 & 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
Combine all your spices and then sprinkle them on your “smashed potatoes”. Once again, press your spices into BOTH SIDES of your potato disk.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and roast the potatoes for 15 minutes. Gently turn over and roast again for approximately another 10 minutes or until the sugar caramelizes and forms a nice crust. This “crustiness” is one of the things that sets this dish apart.
Oh. My. Word. The sugar combined with the spices are what makes these sweet potatoes To. Die. For.
Blimey…This Pin Rocks! Crash Hot!
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