I will admit, I got sucked in by a Facebook recipe video.
I had sweet potatoes that needed to be cooked for dinner and I wanted to do something more than just the usual salt, pepper, and butter routine.
This recipe didn’t require a lot of ingredients, was only a 47 second video (bad assumption that means this was a quick recipe), and it looked delicious! So I tried the Tasty BuzzFeed recipe for Sweet Potato Tornado.
Here’s what happened…
- It’s impossible to stick a skewer through a potato without breaking it in half (6 seconds into the video)… in the end my potatoes were skewer-less when baked.
- That potato is HOT! How the heck does the person in this video hold onto it? (10 seconds into the video)
- It’s also impossible to perfectly spiral slice this hunk on a stick. Legit even Martha Stewart could not do this. Please take note of my beautiful spastic knife cuts in these spuds. (12 seconds into the video)
- How can it take 35 minutes to bake the potato when it would only take 3 minutes in the microwave? Fun fact, even after the 35 minutes of baking they weren’t all the way cooked through so there was a bit of an unwelcome crunch in the center. (31 seconds into the video)
Verdict: It was tasty, but it would have been just as good in a microwave. I could have done without risking impaling myself with the wooden skewer, or mildly burning my fingers on the potato as I tried with every sous-chef fiber of my being to spiral cut.
But the chili and onion powder spices were a nice addition to my usual potato, so I’ll sprinkle that on my next microwaved potato and just pretend I went through all the steps above :)
Have you ever tried one of these Facebook video recipes before? Was yours a success or a flop like mine? Leave your horror (or success) stories below!