Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Are you ready for a recipe that is going to rock your world?

But first, what in the heck does “Crash Hot” even mean?  Originating from Australia and New Zealand, it is a slang term that means very good or excellent. The dictionary used it in this sentence:  “Well well well, don′t you look crash hot in your new sunnies!” (said in my best Australian accent, mate!)

Now I have no clue what “sunnies” means either but I am going to leave that for another time.

All you need to know is that these Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes are…well…Crash Hot!  (translation: EXCELLENT!)

I really, really want you to make these BEFORE Thanksgiving, because if you do, there is no question in my mind that you will want to make them again to grace your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanks to The Creekside Cook for the recipe which has been pinned more than 227 THOUSAND TIMES.

So here we go!

Start by peeling 2 large sweet potatoes and then slicing them about 1 1/2 inches thick.

Get your water to boiling and then add your sweet potatoes cooking for about 12 minutes.  The goal is to get them soft but not cooked all the way through. Put them in a bowl and let them cool off for a tad.

Place each sweet potato on a cookie sheet (I lined mine with some foil) that has been sprayed with a cooking spray  then flatten each potato disk slightly. The recipe instructed to use a clear glass so that you can see your ‘professional smashing technique”.  :o}

After all of the disks have been flattened, brush some oil and butter on them. (2 tsp melted butter with 2 tsp olive oil)  Make sure to coat BOTH sides.

After basting, now come the spices!  Let’s get this party started!

1 & 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic













Combine all your spices and then sprinkle them on your “smashed potatoes”. Once again, press your spices into BOTH SIDES  of your potato disk.













Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and roast the potatoes for 15 minutes.  Gently turn over and roast again for approximately another 10 minutes or until the sugar caramelizes and forms a nice crust.  This “crustiness” is one of  the things that sets this dish apart.













Oh. My. Word.  The sugar combined with the spices are what makes these sweet potatoes To. Die. For.

Blimey…This Pin Rocks!  Crash Hot!


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  1. I was very excited to read this review. I just included this recipe in the menu I planned this week. Now, I’m REALLY looking forward t trying them!

  2. That looks amazing, I’m going to get the bits together try it next weekend!
    We have a pot luck lunch at work for Christmas each year, I’m thinking this might be perfect – see how it comes out next weekend!

    • Hi Julie! I can’t wait to hear how you like them. It’s now a family favorite of ours! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  3. Always looking for easy way. I think I will buy canned potatoes, slice them put in pan, dot with butter and sprinkle spices over top. If it doesn’t work, I’ll try the original. I am a lazy cook but I still like trying something different. Thanks for recipe. : )

  4. Thanks so much for the feature today! Deb


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