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Old 09-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by FryBoy
They are absolutely delicious on their own, and glopping them up with marshmallows and so forth is like putting ketchup on steak.
I agree 100%, FryBoy. I learned to eat them baked, with butter, when I lived in Louisiana, where they grow the best sweet potatoes I've ever tasted. They are so bright orange, and very sweet.
I never did like the ones my mom and grandma made at Thanksgiving, with all the pecans and stuff on them.

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Old 09-15-2006, 06:51 PM   #12
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If you ask my husband, sweet potatoes goes with anything and everything. We only eat them baked .... I dislike candied sweet potatoes/yams. esp with marshmellows...Yuck! I know 99% of people love them that way but not me. In Peru they add sweet potatoes to ceveche. Makes a great pie too.

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Old 09-15-2006, 07:09 PM   #13
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well see the thing is, i was planning to make dumplings filled with sweet potatoes and i wanted something to fill it with something ham pieces, too and veggies, you guys think it'll be a good idea? btw, thank you all for the wonderful replies!!!! =)
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #14
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Katie, what is this dressing that you speak of? it sounds delicious, may i have the recipe?
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:43 PM   #15
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Hummm ... dumplings is a different twist .... but it gives me an idea - as a side for baked/broiled/grilled pork chops or country style pork ribs (seasoned with only salt and black pepper).

How about something simple like substituting sweet potato for pumpkin in pumpkin ravioli? For a sauce you could use a cream, cheese, or simple butter and sage sauce.

Oh - calling sweet potatoes "yams" really has nothing to do with their color - it was a marketing strategy developed by the sweet potato farmers in Lousiana to differentiate their sweet potatoes from the ones grown elsewhere some years ago.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #16
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I love baked sweet potatoes topped with cinammon, brown sugar, and melted butter, along with steak. I had this a few times at Lonestar Steakhouse.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by pastalover15
i was wondering what goes well with sweet potatoes - meat wise, veggie wise and cheese wise? thanks =)
Sweet potatoes go with almost anything, though I don't think I'd mix directly with cheese. To upgrade a plain sweet potatoe a tad, bake 'til knive tender, split and sprinkle with toasted, crushed sesame seeds w/ S&P. Drizzle a bit of REAL maple syrup (preferably Grade B or, if not available, Grade A Dark Amber) and broil or bake at high temp. Yum!
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:11 PM   #18
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I always think of sweet potatoes with ham or roast turkey, but try julienning and deep frying, like a french fry, and serving them with turkey burgers or a ham and turkey club sandwich.
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:11 AM   #19
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I have done a spicy pork tenderloin with a blue cheese sauce served with a "sweet potato ratatouille" -- it was very compatible.
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