It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply cut them into cubes and toss them with olive oil, pepper, and salt before putting them in the oven until they're almost charred. They're absolutely delicious like this, and as a result they've have become a necessary ingredient in my kitchen. When I'm not sure what to make for dinner, or I need something more than just salad, the sweet potato is my go-to.
This is all to say that sweet potatoes don't need much to taste delicious, so it wasn't surprising to me to learn that the most popular sweet potato recipe on Pinterest is pretty basic. These garlic butter smashed sweet potatoes with Parmesan from Cafe Delites have been saved 335,000 times on the social platform. The recipe requires seven ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.
To prepare the sweet potatoes for this recipe, you cut them into rounds before you boil or roast them. Then you flatten each sweet potato round with a fork until they are flat and drench them in a butter, garlic, and parsley mixture. You then season them and put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes before sprinkling the rounds with Parmesan cheese.
See it on Pinterest: Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes With Parmesan from Cafe Delites
The comments on the recipe are mostly positive. "My fiancé has not stopped talking about this recipe since I made them — they were seriously the BEST," said one commenter. Another commenter said that this was her "Favorite sweet potato recipe ever!" So basically, they're a winner.
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