Bored with potatoes? Here's a beautiful, fun way to serve them.... Baked Sliced Sweet Potatoes! Great for company too...because you can make a little...or a lot, depending on the size of your cast iron pan.
You can use any kind of sweet potato you choose... white sweet potatoes are pictured here, but you can use garnet yams too. They are a little sweeter and are beautiful cooked this way! The cooking time can vary depending on what kind you use, so keep that in mind. (Garnet yams usually cook faster than white sweet potatoes.)
Slice your sweet potatoes with a Mandolin. Yes, I recommended using a mandolin as it's the only way to get very thin slices like this. Here's my advice... whenever I use my mandolin, I wear my NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves so I don't cut myself! They work. Get them if you have a mandolin! I don't want anyone losing a finger! ;) There are many different mandolins out there, this happens to be the one I have and it works great: KitchenAid Classic Mandoline Slicer (Red) and it's not one of the super pricey ones. They take some practice, but you can make killer potato chips and fries with this slicer and slice veggies crazy FAST.
I have two sizes of these cast iron pans. I have an 8" and a 12" and depending on how many people I'm serving depends on which one I use.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and grease the bottom of your cast iron skillet with ghee (or healthy fat of choice).
Slice your potatoes, skin on, with the mandolin and arrange them in the pan. When I use the 8" pan, I arrange them like in these pictures in a spiral design and it only takes 1-2 potatoes. If I'm using the 12" large pan, I arrange them in separate sections, trying to keep each potato intact, but cut & fanned out just a little. Use as many potatoes as you can fit tightly in the pan. You can do it anyway you like, just arrange them so the slices are vertical, not laying flat.
Drizzle the potatoes with melted ghee and season with sea salt & pepper. I also use Capitol Hill Seasoning from Savory Spice Shop. You can season with anything you like!
Bake them for 1 hour in the 400 degree oven for white sweet potatoes and about 30 minutes for garnet yams. They are done when tender. Drizzle with more melted ghee when done and salt and pepper to taste!
These are tasty with a little Non-Dairy Ranch drizzled on top! :)
Enjoy!! ...and yes, in case you are wondering, these are Whole30 approved. ;)