Sweet potato recipes have historically been very time-intensive procedures. However, all it takes is a mandolin slicer to turn this classic American-Southern Soul Food ingredient into a fixing for a sandwich or wrap. Even better … it only requires 20 minutes of cooking. It’s as easy as cooking bacon but not as messy and much healthier.
Many mandolin slicers exist, so once you find the one you like you can try this easy idea. I do not recommend trying to make thin slices with a knife, as it can be a little dangerous. Once you have thin even slices, simply brush both sides with a little olive oil, and cook away! Sprinkle each side with a dash of salt. Then, over medium heat grill each side for 10 minutes and you’re done. Each side will caramelize and the interior will be moist and sweet.
If you have a large griddle, you can make these in batches and store them in the refrigerator for a few days. Definitely consider adding this vegan-friendly, meat-like sandwich fixing to your diet if you’re trying to cut down on your meat intake.
ingredientsfor sweet potato coldcuts
• sweet potatoes, peeled
• olive oil
• kosher salt
1. Slice your sweet potatoes, brush with olive oil and sprinkle each side with kosher salt. If using a mandolin slicer, be sure to use the blade guard!
2. Over medium high heat, cook your slices for about 10 minutes per side, until desired doneness.