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Old 12-21-2008, 09:20 PM   #11
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Both are tasty, and I bake 'em oiled, then split and butter. If pressed on the matter, my preference would be red garnet yams. If we're having them at your house...either one will be fine.
Red Garnet is a variety of Sweet Potato...Marketed as a "Yam" to distinguish it from other varieties...It is NOT a TRUE Yam!
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I bake them just like a regular potato and then top with butter and brown sugar.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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Red Garnet is a variety of Sweet Potato...Marketed as a "Yam" to distinguish it from other varieties...It is NOT a TRUE Yam!
Thank you, I didn't know that. I still like 'em better.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:46 PM   #14
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Thank you, I didn't know that. I still like 'em better.
You're welcome!! Many years ago Louisiana Sweet Potato farmers came up with a marketing strategy to call their Potatoes -- Louisiana "Yams" in an attempt to sell more product -- It worked!!! In reality they are just sweet potatoes!

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:50 PM   #15
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Sweet potato, poke a couple of holes in them and microwave. Serve with butter and brown sugar. Fantastic!!! It has become one of my favorites.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:54 PM   #16
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A plain baked sweet potato is hard to beat....I use a very thin coat of oil on the skin, and bake at 350* until soft to squeeze. Served with just butter, or sometimes with a drizzle of Cane Syrup.....

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I didn't learn to like sweet potatoes until I moved to Louisiana, and learned to eat them just as Uncle Bob suggested. I went for the butter.
I still like them that way, but ours are sure not as orange and sweet as the ones Grandpa Gonzales grew.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #17
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Red Garnet is a variety of Sweet Potato...Marketed as a "Yam" to distinguish it from other varieties...It is NOT a TRUE Yam!
You're right, Bob. True yams grow in South America, and are white, starchy, and not sweet at all.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:44 PM   #18
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Either are spectacular. I wash them, wrap them in tinfoil and bake at 350 degrees until they are soft when you squeeze them like a regular potato. I serve them with sweet butter. Or even eat them plain. I find them sweet enough not to add sugar, syrup, marshmallows and the like. They are good for you and good eats.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:52 AM   #19
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I prefer the lighter coloerd sweet potato, washed rubbed with some oil and a hole poked in them, bake in a 350 oven slit, butter salt and pepper..enjoy
They seem to me to cook a little faster than the white russets and the taste is heaven
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:14 AM   #20
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I prefer the lighter coloerd sweet potato, washed rubbed with some oil and a hole poked in them, bake in a 350 oven slit, butter salt and pepper..enjoy
They seem to me to cook a little faster than the white russets and the taste is heaven
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I like them this way too - baked and buttered with salt and pepper.
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