Sunday, October 25, 2009


So, I had this really great sandwich on Friday from my favorite little lunch spot in the town where I work. And then the sandwich was gone and I still wanted more, so I decided to try my hand at making it for dinner tonight. It was so tasty, I thought I'd share:

Sweet Potato Sandwich:
Ciabatta Bread
Cooked, sliced sweet potato
Sliced tomato
Thinly-sliced red/purple onion
Spinach leaves
Feta Cheese
Red wine vinegar

I'm not going to include quantities here - you can figure that out. It's a sandwich. You just put however much of it you want on the bread.
But I would recommend you make sure the sweet potatoes are warm and the bread is toasted. That way, the feta melts a little bit. Oh - and the vinegar is to sprinkle on the bread before you close up the top of the sandwich.

I'd like to point out that we used sweet potatoes that we grew in our back yard! Note to my readers that live in the south: There is absolutely no reason you shouldn't be growing sweet potatoes. Seriously. They took little to no care and, bam!, sandwich fixin's right there in the dirt. I won't bother to link to articles here, you can just Google "how to grow sweet potatoes" and find plenty of good information. The only things I'd suggest (that we learned this year) are to start your slips with an organic sweet potato and to plant your slips in mounds of dirt rather than level with the ground. We really had to dig for ours. I know there are more taters in the ground in my back yard, but I really don't want to keep looking for them!


Jessica said...

Oh man, that sounds delicious! I will be trying it soon.

Mary said...

yum. I have to try that.

I have always heard that sweet potatoes are easy to grow, or grow well in TN but have never tried it. I'll have to get brave and try a few. I love me some sweet taters.

claibornes corner said...

uh, could you add a hamburger patty on that!!!!

Amy said...

Congrats on the sweet potato success! I haven't really thought about growing them but I might have to take a look at it. Martha just did nearly a whole show on organic gardening...makes me want to do more.

60ish and Glad said...

Sounds good. I want to try it - before I go on my new alkaliane diet mixed with my skinnyswitch24 diet.

mindy said...

yep, i'm totally trying it! thanks for sharing your delicious sandwich discovery. :)