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Gareth

Sweet Potatoes..... how do you like them?

We've been chatting about Sweet potatoes over in the Grow your Own section, and I just wondered how other people like to prepare, cook and eat their Sweet potatoes ?

We often have them as an equal part in our winter warmer mash; 1 part red or white Potato, 1 part Swede, and 1 part Sweet Potato, either boiled or steamed and then all mashed together with a little butter, and Salt & Pepper. Lois likes hers served with Horseradish sauce mixed in, but I prefer a little English mustard.

I like them as jacketed Sweet Potatoes and served with either a cheese, or Tuna, Mayo and Sweetcorn filling.

Chunks of Sweet potatoes are often added to our trays of oven roasted or baked vegetables.

Lois cooks an excellent crispy Bhaji  that has Sweet Potato as one of its main ingredients.

I really like Home-made Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Dahl.

Often we will fry Sweet Potatoes slices, chips or skin on wedges to serve with Bacon & Eggs.

Sometimes we fry up the Sweet Potato peelings to make home-made crisps, and I will often buy and enjoy a packet of Parsnip, Beetroot, and Sweet Potato crisps when I am out and about on Friday evenings......... whoever thought of making Parsnip, Beetroot and Sweet Potato crisps from the peelings deserves to be made employee of the century........ think of the cost reductions in waste disposal and the value added to the basic raw materials this person achieved in one go for their employer!


How do you like your Sweet Potatoes?
Rena

As crisps! Don't have them very often...but when we do, this is how my family likes 'em.
WhatCameFirst

Roasted, and garnished with fried haloumi.  
kaz

I didn't realise that the crisps were made from the peelings  

We are using sweet potatoes instead of potatoes in roast bake dishes and roasted alone but they are soooo much more expensive than potatoes..........it looks as though we may be growing them next year
sod

kaz wrote:
I didn't realise that the crisps were made from the peelings  

We are using sweet potatoes instead of potatoes in roast bake dishes and roasted alone but they are soooo much more expensive than potatoes..........it looks as though we may be growing them next year


Same here, we have Kumara here in New Zeland and is very common. Never had crisps but they make nice chips so must try to make some crisps.
Gareth

WhatCameFirst wrote:
Roasted, and garnished with fried haloumi.  


I had forgotten about goats cheese with sweet potato............ super delish!


About 15 months ago I added some steamed diced Sweet Potato to a Blue Cheese Egg Mornay. An absolutely cracking dish which I meant to repeat but forgot about when I fell in love with Eggs in Purgatory.
midlandsman

Re: Sweet Potatoes..... how do you like them?

Gareth wrote:
...Lois cooks an excellent crispy Bhaji  that has Sweet Potato as one of its main ingredients.


Now that's just unfair! Saying that, and then not giving a recipe!    

MM
Gareth

Re: Sweet Potatoes..... how do you like them?

midlandsman wrote:
Gareth wrote:
...Lois cooks an excellent crispy Bhaji  that has Sweet Potato as one of its main ingredients.


Now that's just unfair! Saying that, and then not giving a recipe!    

MM


it will be in my cook book being published sometime next year
midlandsman

Nah, go one, give us a clue! No one else'll see!      
Gareth

Nah,

I don't know if you have noticed, but I haven't posted a recipe in quite a while, or an original recipe in well over a year.... this year I got fed up with celeb chefs and book/magazine writers using my recipes. and not acknowledging me............ so if there is any fame and/or fortune to made out of them in the future, I'm having it
midlandsman

No problem, I know the feeling, it happens all the time to me with sausages and cures etc.

I'll certainly use it for Pakoras/Bhaji.

MM
Slipster

Happens to me as well.....   Ive noticed a few people cooking toast and frying chips  
12Bore

Slipster wrote:
Happens to me as well.....   Ive noticed a few people cooking toast and frying chips  

 
Seabird

Aha!  So you're picking our brains then Gareth?      

Here's another for you - sweet potato and ginger soup. I normally do butternut squash and ginger soup, but replaced with sweet potato when I couldn't get a butternut squash.  Simples!
Gareth

Seabird wrote:
Aha!  So you're picking our brains then Gareth?      


nah, don't need to do that either.............. I'm more than capable of original thank you very much.  

I made a Celeriac and Sweet Potato soup last night. it was supposed to be a Dahl, but I'd forgotten to buy any lentils and Chickpeas last Saturday

However as a creamed Celeriac and Sweet potato soup served with a sprinkling of finely grated cheddar and smoked Paprika, and a couple of seeded wholemeal bread rolls it was a meal in itself and just what was needed to warm us up after a cold and windy day.
Captain_Dingbat

Slipster wrote:
Happens to me as well.....   Ive noticed a few people cooking toast and frying chips  


I have just spluttered a laugh out at this ...!
Zepherine

Love sweet potatoes!
My favourite way is oven roasted and glazed with honey and fresh lime juice for the last 10 mins or so in the oven so that they caramelise-yum!
Rena

Slipster wrote:
Happens to me as well.....   Ive noticed a few people cooking toast and frying chips  


Gareth

Zepherine wrote:
Love sweet potatoes!
My favourite way is oven roasted and glazed with honey and fresh lime juice for the last 10 mins or so in the oven so that they caramelise-yum!


We also enjoy oven roasted Sweet Potatoes glazed with honey and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
Rena

Gareth wrote:
Zepherine wrote:
Love sweet potatoes!
My favourite way is oven roasted and glazed with honey and fresh lime juice for the last 10 mins or so in the oven so that they caramelise-yum!


We also enjoy oven roasted Sweet Potatoes glazed with honey and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.


Oooooooo! Sounds yummy! .....when's the cookbook comin' out Gareth...?
Zepherine

I agree with Rena  :-)   will have to try the sesame seeds sounds yummy!

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