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Old 04-25-2011, 09:55 AM   #11
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Bake them ! I just wash them, pierce them and bake them like a baked potato. They take a little longer than a baked potato because they are much harder inside. Serve in the skin or remove the skin. A little butter, salt and pepper and they are delicious.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:09 AM   #12
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Bake them ! I just wash them, pierce them and bake them like a baked potato. They take a little longer than a baked potato because they are much harder inside. Serve in the skin or remove the skin. A little butter, salt and pepper and they are delicious.

Are you talking about the white or orange ones? I ask because I cook the orange ones and they seem to cook faster than a regular potato.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:56 AM   #13
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Are you talking about the white or orange ones? I ask because I cook the orange ones and they seem to cook faster than a regular potato.

I guess I should have qualified that statement. Cooking time depends on how large it is. I usually buy the larger ones as each one will easily serve 2 or 3 people.

I use the yellow ones and I use the garnet. They are both kind of sweet naturally and both bake up nicely.

A small yam will bake as fast, if not faster than a regular potato.
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The true yam is the tuber of a tropical vine (Dioscorea batatas) and is not even distantly related to the sweet potato.

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #15
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A few restaurants here offer sweet potatoes as a potatoe choice & offer to top them with brown sugar, butter & cinnamon & sugar. The long skinny ones are the best.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:14 AM   #16
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Are you talking about the white or orange ones? I ask because I cook the orange ones and they seem to cook faster than a regular potato.
If you boil sweet pots with regular pots your right sweet pots don't need as long, I found this out the hard way when I fancied a mixed potato mash!
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