Sweet Potato Toast

This morning was a busy one, despite neither of my children having school.  After going to the gym I spent my morning running around town grocery shopping.  Picking up last minute deals.  $1.69 a pound for chicken breasts or thighs?!? How could I pass that up? Have you ever tried being a chef, photographer and mom all at the same time.  Mom, Strike that, correction, more like referee!  I am brushing potato slices with oil, while pulling my one year old off the dinning room table, after she had climbed on top of it.  Just as I open the oven door to load the potatoes, I place my hand in the air in the nick of time, as my 4 year old runs around the corner chasing the dog, stopping him from jumping into the oven too.  We operate best under complete chaos.  It is a wonder I don’t have more gray hairs than I already do.  Regardless how crazy life gets, food somehow seems to make it better.  Homemade goodness.  Yum!

Here is today’s creation.  Sweet potato toast.  Getting a little creative with my carbohydrates, as the options are endless with this one!  Sweet, savory, you choose!

Today’s topping choices are as follows:

Combo #1 Roasted red pepper humus, ham, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and a poached egg.

Combo #2 Blue cheese, arugula, kalamata olives, sliced apple and a balsamic glaze.


To make your toast, you can do this a few ways.  Bake in the oven or drop into the toaster.  I prefer to bake mine.  Slice the potato either by hand or use a mandoline slicer.  Cut the potato to the desired thickness and place on a parchment covered baking sheet.  I cut mine relatively thin so they would cook faster, but not too thin that they turned to potato chips when baked.  I wanted mine a little on the softer side, so I brushed both sides of the potato with olive oil before baking.  If you would prefer the outside be more firm, so you can pick it up and eat it, omit the olive oil.

Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the oven and top with whatever you like.  That is, if you can convince others not to eat them strait off the pan before you can get the toppings on.  Out of the 8 slices I cut, I managed to get toppings on 4 of them. HAHA!