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Old 01-08-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Sweet potatoes: fresh for canned

i have a recipe that calls for 2 29oz cans of sweet potatoes. i have fresh ones. do cans come packed by weight usually or volume? anyone know how many pounds of sweet potatoes to boil up?

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Old 01-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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Can sizes used to be fairly easy to understand, now they are almost impossible.

Googled, as I always have to do when converting these things, and as far as I can tell a 29 oz can is a #2-1/2 can that holds 29 oz by weight and 3-1/2 cups by volume.

If so, if my memory serves, a cup is eight fluid ounces so 3-1/2 cups would be 28 fluid ounces, not so much different than the 29 oz by weight.
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thanks auntdot; that's kind of what i figured, that it would be packed by weight. yes, can sizes are so impossible to figure out these days, whether it's by weight or volume. i'll figure 4-5lbs of fresh s.potatoes and see how that works and adjust if needed.
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