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Yummy-licious sweet potato recipes!

By Vishaka Rautela
December 17, 2014 15:13 IST
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Here’s how to make Hasselback Sweet Potatoes:

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2-3 grated garlic
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp herbed cream cheese
  • Chopped chives


  • 1) Preheat the oven. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and grease it with olive oil.
  • 2) Make a series of thin slices along each potato, slicing 2/3 of the way through. (To make each slice the same, position the sweet potato between a set of chopsticks. When you cut down, it will prevent you from cutting all the way through. I used the ends of a pakad)
  • 3) Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Brush mixture all over the potatoes and into the slits. Be careful not to break the potatoes.
  • 4) Place on the baking sheet and roast until the centre of the potatoes are tender and the outside is crisp, 45 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • 5) 30 minutes through the roasting time, remove the potatoes from the oven and run a fork gently across the tops of the potatoes, using light pressure, to fan the slices and separate them from one another.
  • 6) Once cooked, slather some cream cheese and garnish with chives.

Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes

Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes


  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried Parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt at the end


  • 1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  • 2) In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients, except oil
  • 3) Cube the sweet potatoes. Brush with olive oil.
  • 4) Rub the seasoning, mix all over.
  • 5) Place sweet potatoes on a baking tray covered in foil.
  • 6) Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 45 minutes
  • 7) Sprinkle any leftover spice mix and sea salt.

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