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Old 05-09-2015, 06:58 AM   #1
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Sweet potatoes

I was recently on a bbq at friends and the side dish was 2 kinds of sweet potatoes. I ate it for the first time in my life and I loved it!!
Can you provide me on some more info - are those healthy and where can I find some cool recipes? Thanks

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Old 05-09-2015, 07:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC!

The easiest way to fix sweet potatoes is to bake them in the oven. Heat the oven to 400-425F. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, prick them with a fork and place them into the oven on a baking pan or a piece of aluminum foil. Bake for approx. 45 minutes until they are soft when squeezed or pierced with a fork. Split them open, top with butter, salt and pepper. You can also serve them with a little sugar or syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake an extra one for the next day, peel it, slice it and pan fry the slices in oil or butter.

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Old 05-09-2015, 07:09 AM   #3
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Wow! That was fast, thanks for the reply!
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC! I like to peel and cube Sweet potatoes, toss with EVOO, S&P, roasted cumin seed and roast the SPs in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. I then mix them with some quinoa, topped with lime juice and ground roasted cumin. I was inspired by this recipe:


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Old 05-09-2015, 07:35 AM   #5
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Welcome to DC. You just got the best recipe for sweet potatoes. They are very nutritious. Even better for you than carrots. Loaded with beta-carotene and other good stuff.

Take a look see at the chart in the following.

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I too love them. Baked with butter.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:25 AM   #6
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I like mine overcooked until they get very soft and the sugars start to carmelize. Bake at 350 F for 90 minutes, until they start to lose their shape. Split and mix in some butter and pepper. Great accompaniment for grilled beef.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:03 AM   #7
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Bake sweet potatoes and mash them with some butter, salt. pepper and cinnamon.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:12 AM   #8
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I guess I grew up with too many Thanksgiving dinners that included Sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows. I am not a big sweet potato fan. I try, really I do, but I prefer celeriac fries over SP fries--they have to be sliced thin so they stay crisp--and I really don't like them mushy.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:54 AM   #9
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This is the recipe I used for Thanksgiving last year ( I think it came from All Recipes.com). They were well received. I don't like the super sweet preparations with marshmallows and/or brown sugar/maple syrup. Sweet potatoes are sweet enough on their own.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks
2 medium Vidalia or other sweet onions, cut in 1-inch chunks
3 Tbs olive oil
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Toss first 6 ingredients in a shallow medium-sized baking dish.

3. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more. Sprinkle with almonds
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:25 PM   #10
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One quick way I like them is to cut them in 1/4 inch rounds and simply fry them in a half inch of oil in a cast iron pan. Flip after about 3 minutes and finish for another 2 or 3. Let them drain on a paper towel and then salt, drizzle or dip in whatever you wish..
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