Grilled Avo Tom with Sweet Potato Fries


For 2 Grilled Avo Toms:
4 slices of bread
1 avocado, sliced
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar blend cheese
For the Sweet Potato Fries:
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

  1. Rinse the sweet potatoes, and chop into “fries” strips.
  2. Place your fries in a medium mixing bowl, and add the olive oil. Combine, making sure all fries get coated with the oil. I use my hands for this.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, and give the contents of the mixing bowl another good stir.
  4. Spread the fries out on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 425° for 25-35 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Baking time depends on how thick the fries are cut and can vary.
  6. While your fries are baking, slice your avocado and tomatoes.
  7. Build your two sandwiches with avocado slices, tomato slices, and a hearty helping of cheese.
  8. Check on your fries. Once they have about 5 minutes left in the oven, spray a panini press with cooking spray and grill up your sandwiches until the cheese is melty and the bread crispy.
    NOTE: If you don’t have a panini press, simply add a little oil or butter to a frying pan, and grill your sandwich on the stove top. 
  9. Once your fries are out of the oven, grab your sandwiches out of the panini press and load all this goodness onto your plate.
  10. Serve with ranch (and more avocado for dipping the sweet potato fries, if you’re an avo addict like me!)
    Sweet Potato Fries 1 Sweet Potato Fries 2

Back in college grilled avo toms were a favorite of The Husband and mine. Of course back then The Husband was just The Boyfriend, and this sandwich seemed like a delicacy because it wasn’t a) from the cafeteria or b) pasta.

A grilled avo tome is basically a glorified grilled cheese. In fact, I vaguely remember being inspired to make this because of a post on fancy grilled cheese sandwiches…I promise I wasn’t reading it to procrastinate. I know that it was somehow vital to my education at that moment. Or maybe I dreamed it? I didn’t sleep much in college.

Anyway, we still eat this sandwich. A lot. It always sounds good, and it always is! I know it’s a silly simple recipe, but I had to share it just in case you haven’t thought to make a grilled avo tom before. You really shouldn’t live another day without having one. And it pairs perfectly with a side of sweet potato fries, which are easy to make, healthy, and insanely delicious!

Just have this meal for dinner soon, okay? You won’t regret it!

Grilled Avo Tom & Sweet Potato Fries





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