Sweet Potato an Alternative to Bread

Did you know that sweet potato slices make a great alternative to bread for those of you on a gluten-free diet?  Even if you are not eating gluten-free, slices of sweet potato make a much healthier and lighter alternative than bread.

Simply slice a sweet potato lengthwise as thin as you can slice it, pop the slices in the toaster (keep the slices long enough so you do not lose them in the toaster), toast until they soften, and start to turn brown at the edges and voila!  You could also roast them on a BBQ rack or mat.  I brush them with olive oil and crushed garlic before BBQing them. Of course, I omit this oil step if using a regular toaster to prevent a fire in my toaster!

I made a hamburger last weekend:

sweet potatoes

As the meat portions of the hamburgers were cooking on the BBQ, I made my “bun.”   I cut the meat patty in half to accommodate the shape of the potato slices. The results were delicious!

I also tried some toasted slices topped with peanut butter and jam for breakfast recently.  I was so eager to eat my concoction, I forgot to take a picture!

I am addicted now and can’t wait to make:

  • toasted tomato sandwiches
  • pizzas
  • wraps and any other kind of sandwich
  • eggs benedict
  • egg mcmuffins

I would love to hear any other ideas; please share your suggestions!

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