It’s already December, Christmas is almost here,and I really started to be excited about it. Just a few weeks, wow, time goes by so fast. I think a lot of presents and probably even more of the Christmas dinner. Having a lots of dinner ideas, I thought of starting a little section, where I show you some of my Christmas recipes. Nothing special, just vegetarian or vegan dishes, which from one hand are festive and special, so not something we eat everyday, but from the other hand things, which don’t take ages to prepare. I surely don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.
So let’s start with the hasselback sweet potatoes! Aren’t they just the most elegant way to serve a simple (sweet) potato? I think it would look wonderful on any Christmas plate. This one here is actually no real recipe, more like an idea. You can add many extras, such as herbs, nuts or seeds. You can use any spices you like too, there are so many variations! You can bake just until it gets very soft (as I did now), or you can bake until the slices become crispy and brown, like chips. I love them both way.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 clove of garlic
- thyme, rosemary
- olive oil
- salt, pepper
- fresh herbs and nuts to top it
- Cut deep slits into washed potatoes. Don't cut totally through, so it stays connected at the bottom. Place them on a baking tray.
- In a small bowl mix together some olive oil (I used 2 tbsp), crushed garlic and your spices. Brush potatoes all over with the mixture.
- Bake them at 200°C/400℉ for 45-60 minutes (depending on the size). After about 30 minutes brush potatoes again with the spicy olive oil, and bake on until it's ready. If you wanna add any extras, add them 5-10 minutes before potatoes are ready. Enjoy!