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Sweet Potato Crostini

April 13, 2017

This Sweet Potato Crostini recipe is a perfect appetizer for a girls’ night in or breakfast. Read on to find the recipe and about our food blogger appetizer party.

You might have seen these sweet potato crostinis featured in my Holiday Brunch and our New Years’ Day Brunch. They have been such a crowd-pleaser that I brought them back for our food blogger appetizer party.

I’ve met so many talented and kind food bloggers in Austin this past year, so I wanted to host a get-together to eat their food get to know them better. We all prepared appetizers to share with each other and today, with all our readers!

I’ve enjoyed making this sweet potato crostini recipe for friends. This recipe requires a watchful eye but once you become consistent with your sweet potato slices and learn the temperament of your oven, you’ll find this is a versatile appetizer recipe perfect for any gathering.

The trickiest and best part of this recipe is the sweet potato. I love sweet potatoes. They are better for you than regular potatoes, and they taste good! While crostinis are usually topped bread or cracker, using sweet potato as your crostini adds flavor and depth to your bite-size appetizer. The sweet potato slices are tricky because the thickness of the slices dictates your cook time. I prefer a crispy and firm crostini, so I recommend 1/8 of an inch. It also ensures the crostini doesn’t overpower the flavors of your toppings.

Speaking of toppings, you can do this so many ways! It first depends on what kind of cheese you prefer, and soft goat cheese, feta, and blue cheese are my recommendations. Pictured in this post I have:

  • Herb Goat cheese with smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, fresh dill, black pepper, and squeeze of lemon
  • Goat cheese with honey toasted pecans, bacon, fresh thyme, and black pepper
  • Feta with cherry tomato, curly parsley, mint, olive oil, red onion, squeeze of lemon, and salt

My recommended essential toppings would be a sticky bottom (spreadable cheese), fresh herbs, and a crack of black pepper.

You could also try these topping combinations:

  • Goat cheese with smoked salmon, red onion, fresh dill, black pepper, and capers
  • Blue cheese with walnuts, fresh rosemary leaves, and honey
  • Goat cheese with pear, honey, and fresh thyme
  • Feta with cranberries, red pepper flakes, sage, and honey
  • Goat cheese with prosciutto, honey, caramelized fig, and fresh basil

Doesn’t the appetizer spread from our blogger party look delicious?

Be sure to check out the recipes and features from my food blogger friends!

I also want to tell you all about a.k.a mixology, an Austin company created by my friend Alicia. She mixed these delicious Strawberry Lemonade cocktails for us and they were incredibly refreshing and beautiful! Alicia creates clarified juices and kinds of vinegar that are perfect as drink mixers or in cooking. For our cocktail, she used her clarified strawberry and clarified lemon juices. You can find a.k.a mixology at the farmers’ market in Austin. Visit at Lakeline on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and Mueller on Sundays from 10am-2pm.

Sweet Potato Crostini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 20-24 crostinis

Sweet Potato Crostini

Ingredients

  • One large sweet potato
  • Olive Oil
  • Toppings of your choice, see combinations below

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash your sweet potato and pat dry with a towel.
  3. Slice your sweet potato into 1/8 inch slices.
  4. Lightly coat sweet potato in a bowl with olive oil.
  5. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Flip the slices, and cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  7. Let slices cool before topping.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

One 8-inch long, 2-inch wide sweet potato will yield about 20 1/8th inch slices of varying sizes, about one serving for two people

Topping Combinations:

  • Herb Goat cheese with smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, fresh dill, black pepper, and squeeze of lemon
  • Goat cheese with honey toasted pecans, bacon, fresh thyme, and black pepper
  • Feta with cherry tomato, curly parsley, mint, olive oil, red onion, squeeze of lemon, and salt
  • Goat cheese with smoked salmon, red onion, fresh dill, black pepper, and capers
  • Blue cheese with walnuts, fresh rosemary leaves, and honey
  • Goat cheese with pear, honey, and fresh thyme
  • Feta with cranberries, red pepper flakes, sage, and honey
  • Goat cheese with prosciutto, honey, caramelized fig, and fresh basil

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