Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes
4 medium sweet potatoes (or 3 large sweet potatoes)*
A light spray of olive oil
3 tablespoons melted butter
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to broil (or grill) settings to high heat (350-450). Trim off the ends of the sweet potatoes. Cut each sweet potato into quarters (or 1 1/2 - inch pieces).
Bake sweet potato pieces for 25-30 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Allow to cool for about 5 minted, or until you can handle them without burning your hands.
Lightly grease a large baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray. Arrange sweet potatoes onto the sheet and use a fork to LIGHTLY flatten each piece (they will be soft, so try not to press too hard or they will end up breaking and mashed).
Mix together the butter, garlic, and parsley. Pour the mixture over each sweet potato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lightly spray with olive oil spray.
Broil (or grill) until they are golden and crispy (about 15 minutes). Remove from oven, sprinkle over the parmesan cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
Season with a little extra salt and parsley, and serve immediately.