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Old 10-27-07, 08:31 PM   #1
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How to prepare sweet potatoes?

I want to start including sweet potatoes in my diet. I know I can bake them in the oven but for how long? Is there anything I can put on the potatoes?
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Old 10-27-07, 08:34 PM   #2
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They take longer than a white. Depends on size and temp... cook til soft.
Demerara sugar and butter are my fave.
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Old 10-28-07, 07:20 AM   #3
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Sweet potatoes go realy well in a stew. After they have been cooking for a while they completely fall apart giving the stew some body.

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Microwave them. You'll use a lot less energy than you would if you used a conventional oven. Be sure to poke them with a fork first so they won't explode.
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I slice them into big planks, put a little olive oil add some salt and garlic/rosemary seasoning. then bake @ 450 till done - they can cook down a quite a bit. Good Luck with this.
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I want to start including sweet potatoes in my diet. I know I can bake them in the oven but for how long? Is there anything I can put on the potatoes?
At Thanksgiving, I often make em just like mashed potatoes, then add brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Then bake them in the oven for a while...
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At Thanksgiving, I often make em just like mashed potatoes, then add brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Then bake them in the oven for a while...
Yes! Nor will a shot of bourbon hurt that recipe in the least.

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peanut butter and dark chocolate also go well
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We use them like potatoes - boil them, let them cool a little bit and slip the skins of them, then mash 'em up and add butter/brown sugar and some salt. We also microwave them and roast them in the oven. You might need to add a little water to them - they are more dense than a potato but tastier and good for you.
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Yes! Nor will a shot of bourbon hurt that recipe in the least.
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(In the potatoes will help, too! )
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I am planning on baking mine, should I wrap them in foil first and put them on a sheet? I will probably use butter and salt, no sugar since its pretty sweet to start off with.

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****? i think you mean wrap !!

i find they take a bit less time to bake then white. i like mine pretty basic. take a small about of light butter and rub it in on the outside. then sprinkle some brown sugar on it. then wrape it in foil and back it at 350 to 400 for an hour for a normal size.

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??? I did say wrap...

















































































ehehe ya I usually read my post but I was in a rush for that post..
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By the way, I have to bake a normal size sweet potato for 1 hour?! I never baked potatoes before. Should I just squeeze it to see if its soft and ready?
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Cube, mix with olive oil and brown sugar until thinly coated. Put in a grill pan and grill for 10 - 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Delicious!
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At Thanksgiving, I often make em just like mashed potatoes, then add brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Then bake them in the oven for a while...
My wife does them this way, and also spreads shredded coconut on top. The kids love them.
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My wife does them this way, and also spreads shredded coconut on top. The kids love them.
Nice. Of course, it's common to put marshmallows on top. I've never been into that, but I bet the kids would like that, too.
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I prefer not to wrap them in foil -- this way, they get a carmelized exterior, and a denser texture. DO put them on a foil-lined tray, because the sugary liquid will be very hard to remove from the oven or cookie sheet. I do them for about an hour at 400 -- the longer, the more carmelized and yummy they'll be.
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poke it with a fork as it will be hot. if the fork goes through with little effort then its done. later.
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I think many of you are confusing a sweet potato (a member of the potato family), with yams (not a member of the potato family). Yams are the very sweet ones that you put marshmallows and stuff on. A sweet potato is much like a regular potato, but can vary in color from white-ish to red, and that I like to slice, mix with olive oil and spices, and grill. Diced would be good too.
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I think many of you are confusing a sweet potato (a member of the potato family), with yams (not a member of the potato family). Yams are the very sweet ones that you put marshmallows and stuff on. A sweet potato is much like a regular potato, but can vary in color from white-ish to red, and that I like to slice, mix with olive oil and spices, and grill. Diced would be good too.
You're right. Now I wonder which I've been making all these years.

I make the same mistake when I confuse alligators and crocodiles, although I usually don't put marshmallows on either.
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This is interesting. It's from here:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-23-a.html

Yams in the U.S. are actually sweetpotatoes with relatively moist texture and orange flesh. Although the terms are generally used interchangeably, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that the label "yam" always be accompanied by "sweetpotato." The following information outlines several differences between sweetpotatoes and yams...
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I've run them thru a mandonlin slicer and deep fried them, like french fries. Better to just microwave them like a reg pototoe and put on a little butter and brown sugar.
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>>> then add brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon

. . .OR skip the cinnamon and add diced pecans!!! HoooHAAA! I'm having those this evening.
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