Sweet Potatoes

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  1. Anne Kramer

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    Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
     
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    And they are totally delicious baked with a dollop of butter on top and sprinkled with salt.
     
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    Nope...but will eat baked sweet potato fries...and ketsup;)
     
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    I eat sweet potatoes ...I don't eat white potatoes though.
     
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    I like both sweet potatoes and white potatoes; but I very seldom eat while potatoes either because I know how inflammatory they are. So usually, if we have potatoes at all, we have sweet potatoes. I have never had sweet potato fries, and I am not sure if I would even like them since my concept of a french fry is one made from a plain white potato. When you buy those, they are made from processed potatoes, and not even from real strips of potato anymore, and they just do not have that great taste of the fries I remember having when I was a teenager.
     
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    True...but that is close to a sweet potato
    I intend to get. I have tried to like them other wise...but just don't like.
     
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    I like sweet potatoes any way they are cooked. Baked with lots of butter, deep fried with cinnamon and sugar. sweet potato pie, sweet potato cake, candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, etc. We still have a lot both canned and frozen from our garden.

    I also like white potatoes and have plenty of them too. We had a good crop this year
     
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    I leave off the salt so make that two dollops of butter for me.
     
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    Sure can tell that some of you aren't diabetic's by what you put on sweet potatoes. There are 6 grams of sugar in 1 cup of sweet potatoes. Add marshmallows and watch the old bg number go sky high.

    But, we will bake one sweet potato and split in half for each of us. Add some butter and yes........YUMMMMMM!
     
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    The thing I enjoy most about sweet potatoes, is besides being so good for you...I don't find I have to add anything to the ones I bake. They are sweet and tasty without having to add any seasoning or condiment to them. :)
     
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    I only like sweet potatoes as a savory meal...won't eat it if it's pie or anything with marshmallows...yuck!
     
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    For Holiday meals (Thanksgiving and Christmas) we usually do some fancy sweet potato casseroles with pecans, brown sugar, marshmallows, etc. I often find that to sweet. One year I found a recipe for a sweet potato casserole with pineapple, pecans, and coconut (I have the recipe somewhere) which I found delicious and more like a dessert and which is the only fancy holiday dish I will make with sweet potatoes now. :)
     
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    Ooooh, that sounds so yummy to me! I like all kinds of ways sweet potatoes are made!
     
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    I also have a recipe for sweet potato/pineapple bread which is so yummy! :)
     
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    I love sweet potatoes french fried and baked with sour cream.
     
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    I've actually only discovered sweet potatoes recently. I've only boiled them so far. I'll wait till winter to try baking. Not big on yams.
     
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    We made "Roasted Sweet Potato Coins" from Jessica Seinfeld's "The CAN't Cook Book". We start with skinny potatoes (garnet yams) sliced into "coins". Place on rimmed sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle mixture of brown sugar, salt and pepper & cumin. Roast in oven for 25 to 30 min at 425 degrees, until potatoes are tender.

    I have to add that EVERY recipe in this book, that we have tried has been a winner, and I assume each has been tested. I highly recommend this cookbook, which comes in a convenient spiral binding.
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    I like sweet potatoes. My wife doesn't though, so we seldom have them. Probably, I wouldn't want to have them a lot, anyhow.
     
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    The Asian sweet potato is off white or light beige rather than orange, so consider that when you see recipes that are resident from that area. I actually like them much better than orange American sweet potatoes, AKA yams.

    The flavor is very mildly sweet, but it's flavor much more subtle like a red potato or yellow potato. I am no fan of pumpkin either, but I make a southern sweet potato pie that is great, it involves buttermilk, regular milk or cream, freshly ground nutmeg & cinnamon, but little sugar. I got the recipe in Houston.I make it a couple of times per year.

    My mother used to burn the hell out of yams and squash. Candied or not, there it was. The rest of the family thought that was great. :confused:

    Edit: I do bake some yams a few times per year for my family, so I've even retried them recently. I find them tolerable but not desirable.
     
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    I don't believe I've ever seen a yam. I'll bet none of you have either.

    I've seen the white sweet potatoes in catalogs but I've only grown the orange variety.
     
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    "I Yam, I Said"!;)

     
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    The sweet potatoes I buy at the supermarket are always white, the yams are orange.

    If it's a prepared or frozen sweet potato, then it's orange. But in the fresh produce section they're always white which I like because then it's almost like a white potato.

    I never make sweet potatoes as a sweet dish, always savory.
     
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    our grocery stores sell both varieties, sweet potatoes are labeled as off white and yams are labeled orange or almost red around here
     
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    I'll buy one at the grocery store and take a picture for you. I am not mistaken.
     
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