Smashed sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy savoury dukkah are a delicious healthy side dish. Soft on the inside, crispy edges on the outside, and loads of flavour from the macadamia dukkah sprinkled liberally all over the top. Thank you to Table of Plenty for sponsoring this delicious recipe!
I’ve seen a lot of drool-worthy images lately of smashed potatoes. Not quite a whole intact potato, and not quite mashed, this potato form wants to give you the best of both worlds. That creamy soft love from the mash, and those nice crispy, flavour-intensified feelings from a roasting.
And yep, it’s possible to have smashed sweet potatoes too. They just take a little extra step, because sweet potatoes are obviously a whole lot bigger than the baby white potatoes that are usually used for smashed potatoes. On that note…how wonderful would it be if you could find baby sweet potatoes?! A whole new Instagram phenomenon would be born, I’m sure.
In the meantime, let me tell you how I made smashed sweet potatoes using the regular ones.
To make a good smashed potato, you need to have a potato (or a piece of potato) small enough that you are able to effectively “smash” it, i.e. give it a good crushing, so it flattens out and will be able to have a soft inside, but lots of surface area on the outside so that it can crisp up a little. Now that you know this, the basics of making a smashed sweet potato are probably pretty obvious:
- slice a sweet potato in discs (hello, best shape for easy smashing!);
- boil discs til just tender;
- then roast them up in the oven to get those crispy outer edges.
Too easy! Smashed sweet potatoes for the win. In some ways making smashed sweet potatoes is actually easier because you can cut the discs as you need to, and ensure evenly-sized pieces of potato.
For the ultimate flavour bomb, these smashed sweet potatoes are topped off with lots of crunchy dukkah, using Table of Plenty’s macadamia dukkah. This blend contains LOTS of macadamia nuts (so lush), sesame seeds, spices and a little salt. No preservatives or weird ingredients in there.
I like to sprinkle the dukkah on about 5-10 minutes before the oven roasting time is up. This lets the dukkah have some time to toast up in the oven a little bit too. The macadamia pieces and the sesame seeds get a little toasty and crunchy, and I think this just intensifies the yummy dukkah flavours even more! Finish it all off with a generous handful of fresh herbs, and maybe a dollop of natural (or coconut) yoghurt too.
Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Dukkah
- 2-3 sweet potatoes about 750 grams
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 tbsp dukkah - I used Table of Plenty's macadamia dukkah
- salt and pepper
- fresh coriander - OPTIONAL, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 200C and bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Wash the sweet potatoes and then slice into discs about 1.5cm thick. Cook in the boiling water for about 15 minutes, or until fork tender but not falling apart. Strain from the water and allow to cool slightly.
- Arrange potato discs on a lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and use your fingers to rub the olive oil over the potatoes a little. Then, take a fork and "smash" the sweet potatoes.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are starting to brown and crisp in places. About 5-10 minutes before the potatoes are done, carefully remove the tray from the oven, sprinkle over the dukkah and then return to the oven so the dukkah has time to toast as well.
- Serve the sweet potatoes hot, with a garnish of fresh coriander if desired.
*This post is sponsored by Table of Plenty. All opinions expressed, the recipe and the photography are my own.
Kleanthis @ Yumbles
I haven’t used dukkah in my cooking up to now, but the photos of your sweet potatoes have persuaded me to give it a try. Any dish based on sweet potatoes will certainly be delicious. Thank you for the recipe Monique.
Thank you so much! And yes you are right, anything with sweet potatoes is generally delicious! 🙂
I love macadamia nuts so I totally think I’d love this sukkah. And those smashed sweets are SO drool worthy, so add yourself to the list of awesome smashed potato pics on the internet these days!
Hahaha aren’t there some freaking amazing smashed sweet potato pics out there! I couldn’t help but try them out after all the inspiration!
I love smashed sweet potatoes but I’ve never tried dukkah before! This sounds and looks like a perfect flavor combination! YUM!
Thank you Christina! Dukkah is lovely, it’s such a versatile condiment and makes everything so savoury and crunchy and GOOD.
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
WOW. I need to get me some of that dukkah! I will look for that brand, for sure. This looks SO delicious!
I like everything about this dish!! Gorgeous pics too.
Thank you so much Carol! Yes, dukkah makes everything better 🙂
Love the texture and flavor of this dish. So delicious !
Thank you so much ChihYu!
I have never cooked with dukkah before. The macadamia dukkah on mashed sweet potatoes sounds just delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe!
Thank you so much Meredith! I am sure you will love dukkah, it’s such an easy condiment to use and really dresses up any meal 🙂
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I have always wanted to try dukkah, as I have seen that at our local health food store, but didn’t know HOW to use it. Thanks for a great recipe idea!
You will love dukkah, it’s so good at adding both flavour and texture to a dish. So yum!
These are so fun! I bet the flavor is amazing with that topping.
Thanks so much Annemarie! Yes the flavour is totally divine 🙂
I have never tried dukkha before. Curious to try it. However, the dish looks great. Adding to my must try dish list.
You will love dukkah Mirlene I’m sure 🙂
Toasty macadamia dukkah sounds amazing!! And on sweet potatoes, what a flavor and texture dream.
Thanks so much Megan 🙂 Can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes and they’re even better with a crunchy topping!
I have some dukkah seasoning in the pantry as I was curious about it, but I have no idea how to use it! This looks like a perfect way to start!!
I use dukkah on everything, it’s so super tasty…it’s so yummy in salads, with baked fish, I even roll boiled eggs in it! So yum 🙂
I’ve never tried dukkah before but I need to! This dish is so pretty too.
Thanks Jean! Dukkah is so yummy and such a handy condiment to keep for all savoury dishes!
Ohhh I want to try that macadamia dukkah! Super cool! And my kiddos super love sweet potatoes – looks like a great one!
Haha everyone is just loving this dukkah! It is really awesome, you can sprinkle it on just about everything!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
Oh yum! These are so pretty and that macadamia dukkah sounds delicious! My family would devour these beautiful smashed orange rounds.
Thanks so much Emily! Yes, this dukkah is a favourite of mine at the moment and you can never go wrong with sweet potato.
I’m very intrigued by this macadamia dukkah! Love sweet potatoes so I think I will love this recipe!
The macadamia dukkah is amazing! I love macadamia nuts so much so I’m pretty obsessed 🙂