Recipe: Mushroom And Pickled Cucumber Sweet Potato Toast


Who knew you could cook sweet potato in the toaster?! Just slice it up, give it about 3 rounds in the toaster then top it with something delicious like mushrooms and pickled cucumber. Pow.


Pickled Cucumber

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp minced ginger

For The Mushrooms

  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar

To Serve

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 sprigs coriander
prepare the cucumber

Step 1

Prepare The Cucumber

Thinly slice the cucumber and tip the slices into a mixing bowl. Scatter over the salt and mix. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse with cold water and drain well. Meanwhile heat the vinegar to a simmer. Stir together the sugar, vinegar and ginger, then add the cucumber. Mix well and leave in the fridge for a few hours.

cook the mushrooms

Step 2

Cook The Mushrooms

Slice the mushrooms and peel and mince the garlic. Get a pan smoking hot over a high heat. Add the oil then carefully add the mushrooms. Fry for a few minutes before adding the garlic and stirring. Turn the heat down a little and continue to fry and stir for 5 minutes. Add the chilli flakes, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and let them bubble to a syrup.

plate up!

Step 3

Plate Up!

Meanwhile slice the potato lengthways into 0.5cm slices and pop them into the toaster. Finely slice the spring onion. Put your potato slices onto 4 plates and add the mushrooms. Arrange the cucumber slices around the mushrooms. Scatter over the spring onions and coriander before serving up! Serves 4

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