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Sweet Potato Footballs

Hello Norman’s readers & eaters, welcome to 2020! I am back with the first recipe of this century, and as a good American I am starting out with a none other than a scrumptious Super Bowl snack! In most cases, Super Bowl foods are rarely considered to be any kind of super food. Super bowl Sunday is a day that is known for all the grease and fried goods you can find. However, this recipe utilizes a powerful super food. Sweet potatoes are very high in vitamins, minerals, and beneficial fibers to balance out the traditional treats. This is a surprisingly easy and quick last minute addition to bring with you or present for your guests along with other appetizers. The cream cheese is a light and tangy contrast with the baked sweet potatoes, and the size they are cut makes for perfect finger foods so that you can keep your eyes on the screen. These cute football-looking sweet potatoes will surely set the mood while providing a sweet but healthy morsel in between plays. Good luck to both teams and happy cheering!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 small sweet potatoes (cut into length-wise halves, and then sliced again)
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt&pepper
  • Cream Cheese (in a plastic bag)
  • Arugula or other greens (For decorating)

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub your sweet potatoes and slice along the length of the sweet potato to cut in half. Carefully, slice along the length one more time to have six slices from each sweet potato.

2) In a medium bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with olive oil, cinnamon, and salt & pepper to taste.

3) Arrange the slices in a single layer on greased baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

4) Scoop a few spoonfuls of cream cheese into a decorating tool, I used a ziploc bag. For the ziploc, gather it all into a corner, cut the very tip of the corner, and use this as a squeeze tool to decorate with the cream cheese. (see picture)

5) Draw a straight line horizontally on the sweet potatoes and then three smaller ones vertically on the line.

6) Lay a bed of greens on a plate and place decorated sweet potatoes on top.

   

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