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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Published: Friday, November 18, 2022

5 medium sweet potatoes

3 Tbsp. avocado oil

½ tsp. sea salt

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

4 Tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

Salt to taste

¼ c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Mini marshmallows (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Slice potatoes by using two spoons or chopsticks on either side of the sweet potato to prevent cutting all the way through, or just use a sharp knife and go slow. Make slices ¾ of the way through the potatoes every 1/8".

Drizzle potatoes evenly with avocado oil and a sprinkle of sea salt but don't try to force it between the slices. Place potatoes in the oven and reduce heat to 400°. Bake 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and use a knife or fork to gently spread the slices open on the potatoes. Return to the oven and bake 20 minutes more.

Remove potatoes one more time and gently pour the butter evenly over each potato, spreading the slices open further. You can add herbs and other flavors at this stage if you prefer, or at the end after baking. Bake 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are soft when poked with a knife. Top with your favorite sweet or savory toppings and serve warm. —5 servings.

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