Chu-Chu-Chu-Cheetahs!

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There is one food I love, always return to and revere as comfort food at its finest. It also acts as lovely transportation for ketchup to hop on. They’re orange, they’re spotted, they’re cheetah taters:

Your spots are showing!

Your spots are showing!

To start, I try to find a sweet potato that’s the size of my foot:

Size 10? Just right.

Size 10? Just right.

Then I clean it, I swear.

The procedure:
-Pre-heat oven to 450*
-Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray with non-stick spray
-Cut sweet potato into desired shaped. I enjoy the half-moons best.
-Place evenly on baking sheet; lightly spray tops with non-stick and sprinkle with desired spices. I usually don’t add spice, but garam masala or cinnamon work brilliantly.
-Bake for 15 minutes. Flip. Bake for 15 minutes more, or until spots develop.
***Also, when the air starts to smell sweet and caramelly, you’re getting close!
-Take out of oven, plate, serve with 1/2- 1 C ketchup. Kidding. Kinda.

Enjoy the sweetness:

Cheetah fan. Fancy.

Cheetah fan. Fancy.

Love:

Didn't use aluminum foil, but still delicious!

Didn't use aluminum foil, but still delicious!

And if you should ever tire of just plain cheetahs (which you won’t), turn to this incredible Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Toast:

Tastes even better than it looks!

Tastes even better than it looks!

On toasted bread:
-Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
-Layer of cheetahs
-Sprinkle of cinnamon
-Drizzle of maple syrup

But of course, old faithful never disappoints. Now go make spots!

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1 ksgoodeats June 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm

The holy grail of cheetahs!

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2 homegirlcaneat June 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

HELLS TO THE YEEEEEAAAHHHHH I am going to make these badboys ASAP now since I have the brilliant recipe and I get more size 10 sweet potatoes!!

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3 janetha June 14, 2009 at 1:36 am

oh em gee, love the cheeeetah goodness in this post!

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4 Tina June 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I love the sandwhich idea at the bottom of the post. How awesome! I tried making chu-chu’s once but they didn’t turn out too good. I have to try again though, with your wonderful “how to” it should be impossible to fail!

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5 april June 22, 2009 at 3:20 am

Mmm your making me crave one now!!

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6 Clover July 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I’m going to make the cheetah fries today, so psyched!

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7 Emily July 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Hey! Someone who loves sweet potatoes and KETCHUP!!!! as much as I do! Seriously the best condiment ever invented :) Great blog!

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8 elizabeth July 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

those look so yummy!! definitely trying them out! sweet potatoes are amazing!

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9 Anna August 10, 2009 at 8:02 am

I love cheetahs! I made then for the first time tonight and they are absolutely deeeee-lisshhh. Thanks for the great idea.
-Anna, http://www.littlemissbusybody.wordpress.com
ps. 1 cup of ketchup is definitely a must. Annie’s organic or Heinz.

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10 Gail August 28, 2009 at 3:37 am

I’m so glad I found this post! I’m making them right now!!! And Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Toast looks decadent! Thank you for the great idea!

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11 Bekah September 26, 2009 at 11:18 am

oh i am so glad i have found someone who loves ketchep as much as i do.
i’m the girl that won’t order fries, but will dip her carrots in ketchup and eat the ketchup off her friend’s plate… with a spoon.

and i am definitely trying this ‘cheetah’ recipe. so yum.

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12 Laura @ Backstage Pass October 7, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I love it – Cheetahs! These are a favorite of mine as well.

What would the world be without sweet potatoes?

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13 Katie October 10, 2009 at 9:25 am

ooooh my. These are the best pictures of cheetahs I have ever seen. I wish I didn’t just eat dinner.

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14 carolinebee October 21, 2009 at 3:53 am

Ommyy, i just typed in your blog SPECIFICALLY to look up your tater recipe, and the fact that you have a single page devoted to it made me entirely too happy :D Love u snackfacer!

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15 Jenn November 5, 2009 at 8:54 am

Awesome with salsa!

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16 Kate November 12, 2009 at 4:40 am

WOW! I was trying to do with the sweet potatoes I bought the other day and now I am SO EXCITED!!!

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17 All November 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

i make these prettttty much daily and call them cheetahs now because of you. my boyfriend is OBSSESSED with them! heh heh trying to get a much healthy goodness into him as possible ;) who needs restaurant fried SP fries when you can make even better tasting CHEETAHS!? :) fabulous!

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18 Jessica November 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

eating them as i type… <3

ps. i use a mandolin slicer. it's sooooooooooo easy to make! wash. slice. bake. EAT!

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19 Shady November 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

One of my fav comfort foods, especially in the winter is ‘healthy’ chilli cheese fries. I’d take these delicious looking cheetahs, top them with some low-fat, high fibre chilli and as a non-vegan vegetarian sprinkle with a little bit of mozzarella. And finally enjoy!

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20 feerlessfood December 7, 2009 at 3:54 am

What about this, with peanut butter, marshamallow fluff, and then topped with cheetahs? I’ll try it!

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21 snackface December 8, 2009 at 2:16 am

feerlessfood- Sounds INSANE. Must try.

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22 feerlessfood December 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Tonight I made a baked sweet potato and topped with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. A Sweet potato fluffernutter. It was awesome, seriously.

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23 Michelle December 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

Ahhh I made these babies today and yesterday sooo good, thank you for your insight! I linked you on my blog!
http://snacksandfield.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/2-for-1/

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24 snackface December 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Michelle- Aw sugarbuns, thank you! Glad you liked them!

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25 universitycooking January 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

OH OH MY. I *need* to try those. It just so happens that I have 3 sweet potatoes in my fridge. And now they are calling my name to turn into those delightful creations you have posted.

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26 Rosey Rebecca January 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I need to try this right now!

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27 Alyson January 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

Finally tried these and they turned out fantastic! Thanks :)

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28 Eating Abroad February 1, 2010 at 2:13 am

They’re in the oven now…

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29 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

Damn health food store is out of sweet taters…WTF?!

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30 Teri (A Foodie Stays Fit) February 5, 2010 at 4:38 am

I just found your blog and knew I would be an instant follower as soon as I saw this post. Sweet potatoes are pretty much the greatest food. Ever.

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31 Cassie February 8, 2010 at 5:24 am

Just made these for the first time and am in love… Any tips for cutting the potato though? It was hard!

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32 littlemisspotato April 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm

YES PLEASE!!!

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33 Juliane Sels September 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO EATS SWEET POTATOES THIS WAY! I just found your blog through girl meets life. Its awesome!

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