sweet potato christmas trees

makes 8


  • 2 small sweet potatoes (long and thin are best)
  • 4 chat potatoes (about the same width as the sweet potato)
  • 8 small sprigs of rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and pastry brush
  • baking paper
  • 8 tooth picks


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Remove the lower leaves of the rosemary
  3. Cut potatoes in half and cut sweet potatoes into 2cm pieces
  4. Steam (on cooktop or microwave) for 10 minutes or until just soft
  5. Leave to cool slightly
  6. On the baking tray place one piece of sweet potato topped with one piece of potato
  7.  Secure with tooth picks
  8. Brush potato stacks with oil
  9.  Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and golden
  10. Remove tooth picks and replace with rosemary sprigs to serve


You can sprinkle some rosemary on the potatoes before baking for a herby flavour

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