Plunging Deep into a Sweet Potato
Two things you should know about me:
- I am a red-blooded American male.
- I’ve never been a particularly big fan of sweet potatoes or yams.
Yet—all of a sudden—I feel the urge to plunge deep into a big plate of sweet potato.
I can’t figure out why to save my life. Any help, ESers?
“Look Inside” indeed, Amazon.com!
(H/T to Serious Eats)
in Personal / Veggie 7 comments
you know, I thought I wasn’t a fan of sweet potatoes either. Turns out, I just did not like them in sweet application. Roasted with Indian spices or made into pureed savory soups, sweet potatoes are great. And do I even need to mention sweet potato fries!?
Hell, nothing wrong with sweet, cinnamon, sugar ( I use splenda or truvia)
& Water In a casserole dish with skin on and then mash away
If you want an alternative to “sweet” sweet potatoes, shred them as thin as possible. A stainless steel cheese slicer works perfectly (slicer, not grater!). Put them in a pan with 1 Tbsp canola and pan fry them on high heat till they crisp up. Oven at 425* works well, too, but remember to oil the pan b/c they’ll stick easily.
Also, why the hell don’t more people make sweet potato hash browns. You can go sweet or savory.
And we won’t hold it against you, tvff, if you crawl into bed with that sweet potato and a jar of marshmallow cream.
i have to disagree w/ my dad here. i am not a fan of enhancing the sweetness of sweet potatoes. i like them best with curry powder.
@Tim – cheese slicer? so the potato is in a thin disk?
Another alternative to enhancing the sweetness is to drop a fried egg on them. Here’s our recipe:
@matthew – so weird! i’m actually waiting – at this moment – for my mashed sweet potatoes with fried egg (topped w parm!) to finish cooking in the oven.