Thursday, March 14, 2013

Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds - Any Way You Like 'em

I love sweet potatoes, Dirk hates them unless they're served as fries or smothered in butter, sugar and marshmallows. As I was browsing A Couple Cooks (a new blog I came across, which I love!) I saw a recipe for Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds. They seriously looked amazing and I knew I had to convince Dirk to try them. When it came time to make our weekly dinner meal plan, I asked him what he would think and he said, "Sounds yummy, let's do it!" Yay!!!

Guys, these are seriously so yummy. I think I could have eaten an entire batch by myself... We tried two variations. They were both yummy and the perfect side dish to our grilled chicken. You could totally customize these for any meal and every palate! So fun and so yummy!


Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds - Two Ways

Ingredients for all rounds
2 lbs of sweet potatoes, with a large circumference
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Ingredients for "traditional" loaded rounds
Hot Sauce (I used regular Tabasco but I could see some Sriracha being equally as good, if not better)
Cheddar Cheese
Bacon, cooked & crumbled
Sour Cream
Green Onions, chopped

Ingredients for blue cheese loaded rounds
Blue Cheese
Bacon, cooked & crumbled
Green Onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices.  Place the slices in the bowl and sprinkle with olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder and kosher salt, toss to ensure that both sides are coated well (I prefer to use my hands for this part). 
  3. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (for easy cleanup).
  4. Bake 10 minutes on one side, then flip all rounds, and bake another 10 minutes until soft.
  5. When the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven. 

For "traditional" loaded rounds
Add a dot of hot sauce on each round. Top each round with cheddar cheese and wait a few minutes for the cheese to melt. Place the rounds on a platter and top with a dollop of sour cream, bacon & green onions. ENJOY!

For blue cheese loaded rounds
Sprinkle a bit of blue cheese on each round. Top with bacon & green onions. Enjoy!

I'm already thinking of other ways to spice these up. I'm thinking Greek yogurt and fresh dill to accompany a Greek Burger or for an appetizer maybe top these bad boys with some chopped grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, green onions and sour cream? The possibilities are endless! If you try a different variation, let me know! I'd love to hear all about it.

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