Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Here is a fancy looking way to serve individual sweet potatoes. It's not a difficult dish to prepare. It will wow your dinner guest.
4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
6 tablespoons cane syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup coarsely chopped seasoned pork cracklin' strips
Preheat oven to 425℉. Spray a small rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick slits crosswise into potatoes, being careful not to cut all the way through (potatoes should remain intact at least 1/4 inch from the bottom). Place potatoes on prepared pan. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and Creole seasoning.
Bake until softened, about 35 minutes. Remove fro oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350℉.
In a small bowl, whisk together cane syrup, vinegar, melted butter, and thyme. Reserve 1/4 cup of the syrup mixture. Gently fan out potato slices, and brush with syrup mixture.
Bake until tender, about 15 minutes more, basting once with syrup mixture. Drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup syrup mixture. Sprinkle with pork cracklin'.
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