Here’s a terrific sweet potato side dish that looks as great as it tastes! Crispy on the edges, salty and sweet with a hint of rosemary, these Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks are made in a muffin tin which helps keep the stack together. Plus, the butter that drips down bubbles away at the base of the stack – extra flavour!
Sweet potato is probably my most underused vegetable, and I have no idea why. It has superfood status, it’s packed with nutrition and it’s a potato. Carb Monster, right here. Potato Girl. Yet to meet a form of potato – sweet or regular – that I don’t love.
That’s going to change in the coming months. I actually love sweet potato, it’s just never made my weekly shopping basket. Nowadays, I always have it and I’ve been making some great quick meals using sweet potato rather than regular ones.
I’ve also been experimenting with things like making truly crispy baked sweet potato fries and wedges. I had hoped to bring the fries to you this week, but I’m still not happy with them.
So we’ll just need to make to with these Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks!
Now, I’m not going to lie to you – there’s considerable knife skills involved in slicing enough sweet potato to make these stacks. Though you can make short work of it by using a mandolin.
But honestly, don’t worry if the slices aren’t super thin or consistent thickness. The thing is, sweet potato bakes up more like pumpkin than regular potatoes. It’s far more moist inside, and it doesn’t go as crispy on the edges. So it doesn’t really matter whether the slices are super thin or not. 🙂 You’ll see in the video when I cut one of these babies open!
I keep the flavouring of these Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks quite straight forward. The sweetness of the potato intensifies when baked, and the edges caramelise (my favourite part!). Add a touch of salt, and the herby-ness of some rosemary (sweet potato + rosemary is a great pairing), and that’s all I think it needs. 🙂
I do need to warn though, if you make these for a holiday feast, there’s every chance they may steal the show! – Nagi x
PS. Don’t worry if you don’t have a muffin tin, see recipe notes.
PPS. If you like this, then you’ll love this large format variation: Spiral Sweet Potato Bake!
Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks
- 1.2 kg / 2.4 lb sweet potato , unpeeled weight, about 5 - 6.5 cm / 2 - 2.7" wide
- 50 g / 3 tbsp unsalted butter , melted
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tbsp dried, or other herbs of choice)
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C (standard) or 350F/180C (fan/convection).
- Peel the potatoes, then slice thinly (about 2 mm / 1/10" thick). Transfer into a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients. Toss well with your hands.
- Place piles of the slices in the muffin tin. Don't worry if they are higher than the rim - they shrink about 25%.
- Top each stack with about 1/2 tsp of the remaining butter mixture in the bowl.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until the edge of the top slices are starting to brown and the inside of the stacks are cooked (use skewer or knife to check).
- Use a fork and knife to remove the stacks from the muffin tin. Optional: Brush tops with residual butter in muffin tin. Serve as soon as possible.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT
Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks recipe video!
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