Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sweet Fauxtato Skins!

So, I found this recipe floating around Pinterest, so I used it as a base, and decided to run with it!  Here's my somewhat primalized, but totally delicious version of the "Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds"

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • green onions (optional)
  • Greek Yogurt
Pre- final bake1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Slice your sweet potato into 1/2 inch slices (this is ONE large sweet potato on the tray - it was huge.  Adjust measurements accordingly if your sweet potato wasn't quite this big.  I also sliced up a few wedge/fry shapes).  Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with olive oil or add add additional melted butter to the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking (not sure if this is necessary, but I did it, and they didn't stick, so I'll recommend it!).  Brush both sides of the sweet potatoes with butter, and pop in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes begin to soften/brown.

3. While the potatoes are cooking, take three slices of bacon and slice into small pieces.  Fry up your bacon, and then set it aside.  You can shred your cheese now too.

4. Flip your potatoes over and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.  They should be browned and slightly crispy.  If you have variances in thickness, some potatoes may be softer or crisper than others, but they're all good - just make sure if they're really thinly sliced, that you don't bake them TOO long.

5. When the potatoes are done, top with your shreded cheese, and then bacon.  (I actually did a little bit of cheese, then bacon, then the rest of the cheese, so that the bacon melted right in).  If you have onions (I didn't!), add them now too.  Pop them back into the oven for about 2 minutes, just for the cheese to melt. 
Served with Greek yogurt
6. Serve! 
I liked mine with plain Greek yogurt for dipping.

The entire recipe took about 45 min from start to finish... but that may just be because I suck at slicing sweet potatoes!
Let me know if you try it!

P.S. The ones that were sliced like fries and brushed with butter came out PERFECT as sweet potato fries too!  Not mushy and full of flavour. Pin It


  1. Can't wait to try this, I just need to buy a sweet potato!

  2. Sweet potato, bacon and cheese - my favourite combo! Must try these :-)