My love for sweet potatoes knows no bounds. And just when I thought I couldn’t possibly put yet another twist on my favourite vegetable, I stumbled upon a simple yet game-changing new idea that turns out the crispiest roasted sweet potatoes you’ve ever tasted.


The the killer ingredient!   Add a little butter and honey so they get caramelised, sweet, and nutty, turning this humble sweet potato into a posh veggie supper.

Here’s how you do it: half sweet potatoes lengthwise, rub with oil and salt, then roast facedown on a foil on a roasting tray.

Here’s a trick, if you are short of time and you need to roast your SP’s quickly cut in half for quicker roasting time. 

But the real trick comes after you remove the fully tender sweet potatoes from the oven.

In a large saucepan, heat up a little butter and honey (or maple syrup if you prefer), then sear the sweet potatoes cut side down so they get caramelised, sweet, and nutty from the brown butter. Then just add your topping.  Let your imagination go here…..some sour cream and bacon bits would be yummy too! 

See below for method. 






  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed
  • olive oil
  •  salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • optional toppings:

fresh herbs (basil, parsley, mint, etc.)

plain greek yogurt

lime wedges,

chopped avocado,

chillie flakes,

toasted seed mix.





  1. Preheat oven to 215*. Use a sharp knife to halve sweet potatoes, then drizzle cut sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Place cut side down on a lined baking tray, then bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife can easily be inserted into the potato. You want them to be very tender, but not totally falling apart.  Adjust depending on the size on Potato. 
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter along with the honey over medium high heat. Add the cooked sweet potatoes, cut side down, and sear facedown for 3 – 5 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are caramelised and golden brown.
  4. Add whatever toppings you love: fresh herbs, greek yogurt, lime wedges, avocado, anything spicy like chillie flakes and maybe some mixed seeds. And then dive in and enjoy!
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