Cinnamon roasted sweet potato rounds with herbed ricotta, walnuts, cranberries, and honey make for baller appetizers (slash dinner).
‘Tis the day before Christmas, folks! What are we going to eat?!
I know what you’re thinking. You want to fold these up like mini tacos and eat them for dinner. “Appetizer, my foot!” you say. To which I respond: get out of my head. These sweet potato rounds go down so seamlessly when you fold them in half and snarf them in one bite. They’re just the dandiest little swanky root vegetable tacos.
Hey! I double dog dare us to make sweet potato round sandwiches out of these and wrap the whole thing in bacon. We’d do that, wouldn’t we? That’s so us.
If you’re looking for a last minute holiday appetizer, here she blows! I was inspired to make the rounds over the weekend because I had a partial tub of ricotta cheese that needed to find a home lest it get round filed. I took one look at the ginormous sweet potato sitting on my counter, and the answer was immediately clear. PLUS, I had the rest of the ingredients already in my pantry.
Because it’s the holidays and we’re doing things like drinking butter, there is plenty of opportunity for us to let our hair down and improvise with our sweet potato rounds. We can do things like replace the walnuts with pecans, the honey with maple, and the cheese with…more cheese. Heck, you can even turn this into a savory potato round recipe (guacamole, anyone?) Heck #2, you can even eat all your appetizers off roasted sweet potato slices from now till doomsay (pork belly sweet potato taco? We’d do that, wouldn’t we? That’s so us)!
These swanky root tacos…errr…sweet potato rounds…are super easy to make. Alls you do is slice up a huge sweet potato, roast the slices in the oven, and make an herby ricotta spread while the rounds are baking. Once your taters are cooked through and through, you simply top them and serve. Don’t forget to drizzle honey on top! It’s like dessert in the form of euphoria on top of divinity sprinkled with jubilation doused in love potion.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Eat responsibly. Eat taco.