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You can cook sweet potatoes similar to the way you would any potato, but I’ll bet you never used a toaster! Sliced thin enough, you can.
1 ripe avocado, peeled and stone removed
1 small clove garlic, minced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 sweet potato
Wash and pat dry the sweet potato. Trim the ends and slice about 1/4-inch thick but not thicker. Cut in half if too long to fit into your toaster. On a cutting board, add avocado flesh and smash with a fork. Add garlic, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; mix in.
Place sweet potato slices in the toaster and adjust heat control to medium-high. Because each toaster is different, you may need to pop back into the toaster if not cooked. You only need the slices to be al dente. Remove from the toaster, and slather smashed avocado. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve immediately.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: These were absolutely delicious! If you don’t fancy using your toaster, place slices in the microwave and cook until al dente. Enjoy!