For this sweet, savory and surprisingly addictive appetizer, Jake Tilson recommends using a firm, California-style cottage cheese. More Bruschetta and Crostini Recipes

Jake Tilson
November 2006

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 50 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°.

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  • Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and scrape the flesh into a medium bowl; discard the skins. Mash the sweet potatoes until smooth. Stir in the cottage cheese, chives, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

  • Toast the bread on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, or until crisp. Top each slice with the sweet potato mixture and serve.

Make Ahead

The sweet potato topping can be made up to 3 days ahead without the chives. Bring to room temperature and stir in the chives before serving.

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