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Old 12-21-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Red face Plain baked yam or sweet potato?

I have never fixed anything but canned yams in the traditional holiday dish. For Christmas I want to try just baking some to go with our pork roast. I would like some suggestions/help from the experts on which one to buy and cooking instructions.

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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You could roast the yams/sweet potatoes. I do this all the time. Sometimes I use a little cumin and rosemary, sometimes just olive oil and s&p, or just butter.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Which one works better for plain baked though? I am looking for something with about the same texture as a regular white potato. I am a virgin when it comes to picking out the spuds. The only time I have purchased them was when I bought one to stick in a glass of water and sit on the window sill when I was a kid.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-21-2008, 03:31 PM   #5
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What UB said. As a kid we used to enjoy a baked sweet potato as a snack. I think the wht sweet potatoes are really nice if you are looking for something with the texture of a white potato.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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Which one works better for plain baked though? I am looking for something with about the same texture as a regular white potato. I am a virgin when it comes to picking out the spuds. The only time I have purchased them was when I bought one to stick in a glass of water and sit on the window sill when I was a kid.
Unless you go to a specialty market you will have a hard time finding a true Yam...They are not grown commercially in the US...Pick out ones ( Sweet Potatoes) that are medium size, free of blemishes with a nice shape.

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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My regular store has loose ones that are labeled yams and another group that are labeled Sweet Potato. It is my understanding that the FDA requires anything that is not a real sweet potato to have "yam" on it somewhere on the label. Now I am really confused??????
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #8
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Not sure what your store is doing...Maybe a display of orange colored flesh ones, and another of 'white' flesh ones --- Both are sweet Potatoes....Then again...maybe they have imported True Yams in...Ask questions of your produce personnel. Here is some information.
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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.
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