The 7-minute Sweet Spud
Presentation is everything. So is simplicity! Get the best of both worlds with The 7-minute Sweet Spud. A lot of people think sweet potatoes have to take a long time to cook! The good news is that this is a common misconception, and the health benefits (rich in vitamins, iron, potassium) that sweet potatoes provide can be accessed fast! Plus, sweet potatoes contain much fewer calories than their non-sweet counterpart yet deliver more nutrients!
After poking with a fork a few times, throw the potato in the microwave for about 7 minutes. You can flip the spud over half-way through the heating cycle, depending on your microwave (optional) for a more even heat.
Once cooked, remove and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle (remember the “Hot Potato” game from pre-school?!?) slice the potato in half lengthwise. Next, without cutting entirely the through the backs where the skin is, make three long slices on the potato half faces.
Then, turn the potato halves 90 degrees and cut cross-sections, to make the squares. Open the pieces to fan them out. Sprinkle with fine sea salt, freshly ground pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and fresh chives.