I hope you’re all having fun with your weekend! I don’t have a meal prep for you this week as a result of I’m about to exit of city and didn’t need to refill my fridge simply earlier than leaving, however I did need to share these Streuseled Sweet Potatoes that I made this week. They’re an excellent easy dessert that’s virtually like a deconstructed candy potato casserole. Because it’s so easy you’ll be able to have them baking away in your oven as you put together dinner on the range prime, then have a scrumptious deal with to finish your meal.
Honestly, baked candy potatoes are so wealthy and scrumptious on their very own that when you needed to skip the entire streusel step and simply slather the scored baked potatoes with butter, a fast drizzle of maple syrup (actual maple syrup, not the pretend stuff), and a splash of cinnamon, you received’t be dissatisfied. But hey, streusel is at all times enjoyable, proper??
Speaking of streusel, I occurred to have chopped walnuts already in my pantry, so I blended these into the streusel. You can completely do a nut-free model, and even use pecans if in case you have these available for vacation baking. Also, when you don’t have rolled oats, you’ll be able to change the oats with extra all-purpose flour (similar quantity).
Streuseled Sweet Potatoes
Streuseled Sweet Potatoes
Streuseled Sweet Potatoes are a straightforward, deconstructed model of the traditional candy potato casserole that’s manageable sufficient for weeknight dessert.
candy Potatoes (about three/four lb. every)
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash the candy potatoes, then fastidiously slice them in half lengthwise. Place the halved candy potatoes on a baking sheet, reduce facet up, and drizzle the olive oil over the reduce open surfaces. Use your fingers to rub the oil over your complete reduce floor of the candy potatoes. Flip the candy potatoes over, so the reduce facet is dealing with down.
Roast the candy potatoes, reduce facet down, for 30 minutes, or till they’re softened and barely caramelized on the underside.
While the candy potatoes are roasting, put together the streusel topping. Add the flour, oats, sugar, walnuts, butter, and cinnamon to a bowl. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to combine the substances collectively till it kinds a crumbly combination with pea-sized items. Refrigerate the streusel till it is prepared for use.
After roasting the candy potatoes, take away them from the oven, however depart the oven on. Use a spatula to fastidiously flip the candy potatoes over so the reduce sides are dealing with up. Use a small sharp knife to fastidiously rating crosshatched strains into the candy potatoes.
Drizzle about 1 tsp maple syrup over the scored floor of every candy potato. Pile the ready streusel over prime of every potato, then bake for one more 10 minutes within the sizzling oven, or till the streusel is crispy. Serve sizzling.
Step by Step Photos
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Carefully slice open two candy potatoes lengthwise. Try to get candy potatoes which might be about three/four lb. every for 2 causes: bigger candy potatoes will be troublesome to slice proper down the middle as a result of they’re so thick and dense, and this measurement is the proper measurement for single parts (as soon as reduce in half).
Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil over the reduce floor of the candy potatoes, then use your fingers to guarantee that reduce floor is totally coated. Flip the potatoes over so the reduce facet is dealing with down. This makes these reduce surfaces get good and caramelized as they roast. Bake the candy potatoes within the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
While the candy potatoes are baking, put together the streusel topping. Combine 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp rolled oats, 1/four cup brown sugar, 1/four cup chopped walnuts, 2 Tbsp butter, and half tsp cinnamon in a bowl (I really forgot the nuts till I began mixing them collectively, so that they’re not on this photograph).
Use your fingers or a pasty cutter to combine the substances collectively till it’s mixed and crumbly. Refrigerate the streusel till it’s prepared for use.
Once the candy potatoes are tender and a little bit browned and caramelized on the perimeters, take them out of the oven and use a spatula to flip them over. Carefully rating the tender flesh of the candy potatoes, then drizzle about 1 tsp maple syrup over the scored floor. Finally, pile the ready streusel over prime of every potato.
Return the candy potatoes to the new oven and bake for about 10 minutes extra, or till the streusel is crispy. Serve sizzling!
I vote to finish the reign of pumpkin because the queen of autumn greens and nominate candy potatoes as a substitute.