Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I am sitting down writing this new recipe post for you all before I head off to yoga. I can't wait for yoga today! Anyway I am so excited to be sharing this post with you all because it's a recipe I have been wanting to test out for awhile now sweet potato toast! Have you heard of this trend going around?
If you haven't don't worry I will tell you about it. Sweet potato toast is something I actually heard about on instagram where people where using sweet potato's like bread. So instead of using bread as your base to make your avocado toast you use a sweet potato slice. Why use this instead of regular toast you might be asking? Well if you are gluten free like me this is a great natural gluten free option for toast. You don't have to buy special gluten free bread which good quality GF bread can be hard to find at times!
I followed the instructions from epicurious which were cut the raw sweet potato into 1/4 inch slices the long way you don't want rounds. Then you lay them on a baking sheet and stick into a very hot oven 450 degrees to be exact for 20 minutes. You want to flip these bad boys every 5 minutes to make sure they don't burn. After they are crisp and toasty you take them out and let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then I added burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper! The flavor was out of this world! I was worried the sweet potato would make it too sweet to be like regular bruschetta but it gave it a yummy nutty flavor that went well with the acidity of the tomatoes and balsamic.
This way of cooking them did do the job and they did come out delicious but I would do it differently the next time I make them. Next time I think I would do them in the cast iron pan. I have to say I didn't enjoy how hot you needed the oven to cook them. I felt like you had less control and basically baked your entire house from the heat. I also think I would get a better crisp on them with the cast iron. But the beauty of cooking is you are allowed to have that personal preference!
Let me know if you make these and how you like them instead of using regular bread or gluten free bread!