Sweet Potato Recipes
Easy sweet potato recipes for fried, baked and microwave sweet potatoes. My best sweet potato pie recipe. Sweet potato biscuit recipe. Sweet potato fries recipe, tasty sweet potato chips and more.
This is the pie I made from my mother-in-law's
southern sweet potato pie recipe.
There are many sweet potato varieties but they all fall into 2 groups as far as their use in the kitchen is concerned: moist-fleshed and dry-fleshed varieties.
grow sweet potatoes
in your vegetable garden, you may never taste a dry-fleshed variety.
The 2 types are interchangeable except when making fries or chips. This is when you will usually want to use a dry-fleshed sweet potato for greater crispiness though I make
fried sweet potato chips
using the bright orange, moist-fleshed, grocery store sweet potatoes all the time and these come out great.
Sometimes grocery stores will carry dry-fleshed sweet potatoes but I've never seen them labeled as such. They will sometimes be labeled as yams which is a similar (but different) root vegetable.
You can recognize dry-fleshed sweet potatoes by the color of their flesh. It will be pale yellow or sometimes white.
One variety of sweet potato you may be able to find in your local market is Boniato. Boniato is a Cuban sweet potato with a purplish skin and dry, sweet white flesh.
Choosing Sweet Potato Tubers
Shape is unrelated to cooking quality. For sweet potato recipes where the skin will be left on and possibly eaten, choose tubers with clean, unblemished skin.
Otherwise, just look for potatoes that are free of holes, brown spots or other signs of insect damage or rot.
Sometimes after cooking sweet potatoes you will notice brown spots in the tubers that you did not see before.
This is usually due to the tubers having been exposed to frost.
Just cut out the spots and continue with your recipe. The spots are a nuisance to have to remove but the taste of the sweet potatoes will not be affected.
Cooking Sweet Potatoes
Baking Sweet Potatoes
Baking is the simplest way to prepare sweet potatoes. A properly baked sweet potato will be soft, moist, and slightly sweet. Dress it with a little salt, black pepper and butter and you have a delicious side dish.
How to Microwave a Sweet Potato
How to microwave sweet potato tubers. Baking sweet potatoes in the microwave. Sweet potato microwave cooking instructions. Enjoy baked sweet potatoes in a fraction of the time.
Sweet Potatoes Recipes
Sweet Potato Leaf Recipes
Sweet potato leaves information. How to cook sweet potato greens. When to harvest a sweet potato leaf. What eats sweet potato leaves?
Fresh Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
My momma's best, fresh sweet potato pie recipe. This homemade sweet potato pie differs from the traditional southern sweet potato pie in that it is not made with canned milk.
Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Sweet potato fries recipe. Recipes for deep fried sweet potato french fries as well as oven baked sweet potato fries. Baked sweet potato fries recipe.
Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe
Savory recipe for mashed sweet potatoes. Sweet potato mash recipe. Sweet potatoes mashed with butter and garlic chives.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied sweet potato recipe. Recipe for baked, southern style sweet potatoes glazed with sugar and butter. Options included for maple, honey or orange glazed sweet potatoes as well.
Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe
Quick-to-mix sweet potato biscuit recipe. This is the easiest recipe for sweet potato biscuits you will ever bake! Includes cooking instructions for sweet potato and ham biscuits.
Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe
Sweet potato pancakes. Mashed sweet potato pancake recipe made with unseasoned, fresh mashed sweet potatoes. This is a sweet breakfast pancake seasoned with ground cinnamon.
Sweet Potato Bread Recipe
Sweet potato bread recipe. Recipe for sweet potato quick bread featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and real butter. Includes an option for sweet potato pecan bread.
Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts
Sweet potato nutrition information. Nutritional value of sweet potatoes. Sweet potato nutrients and calories. Carbs in sweet potatoes. The health benefits of sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Vine
Sweet potato vine plant. Planting and growing sweet potatoes in the home vegetable garden. How to grow ornamental sweet potatoes in the landscape.
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