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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

Sweet potatoes - where have you been all my life?

Last night i made a sweet potato sheet cake - I pureed some sweet potatoes and added butter, pecans, eggs, spices, maple syrup, some sugar, milk and flour. It's amazing!

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Reply Sweet potatoes - where have you been all my life? (Original post)
hedgehog Mar 2012 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2012 #1
hedgehog Mar 2012 #2
The empressof all Mar 2012 #5
hlthe2b Mar 2012 #6
Lucinda Mar 2012 #3
freshwest Mar 2012 #4
tru Mar 2012 #11
pinto Mar 2012 #7
freshwest Mar 2012 #8
cbayer Mar 2012 #9
freshwest Mar 2012 #10
kurtzapril4 Mar 2012 #12

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. I've forever loved sweet potatoes--the one veggie my mom knew I'd always eat...

I never even minded eating the skin as my Mom insisted I "must"!

Not ooey gooey with the brown sugar and marshmallow crap, but just about any other way. I love to interchange it with everything I'd normally have done with pumpkin. I've even been wanting to cook and pure' some and try it in a smoothie one of these days!

But baked with just a bit of a healthy butter alternative and I'm in heaven.

Your sheet cake sounds delicious. Did you have a recipe?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 11:14 AM

2. I don't have a recipe - basically I just adapted

a spice cake recipe on the go.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. Try making sweet potato chili

I use half cooked sweet potatoes cut in smallish chunks to replace the meat.... Just bloom your regular chili spices in some oil with some finely diced onion and carrot, add tomato, par cooked sweets and a can of beans....Let it simmer for a little while but not too long..you don't want the sweets to get too mushy. I tend to use black beans in this but whatever you have on hand works just as well

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:02 PM

6. Ummm... that does sound good.

I'm forever looking for ways to avoid the red meat...

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:27 PM

3. I love them. Sweet or savory.

The cake sounds delicious!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. Wow. Just so happens I'm baking some now to have for dinner with a mess of kale.

Not sure what to add onto the meal, might end up being some beans.

Used to have sweet potatoes on New Year's with blackeyed peas, whole grain yellow cornbread (no sugar) and some greens. Other times of year had that with some pinto beans instead.

The 'cake' sounds good, although I go for the natural sweetness by themselves.

Just looked at some apples in the fridge that are getting old, so will be making fried apples tomorrow. Without flour, but spiced up and should be satisfying.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 02:14 AM

11. fried apples

 

yum, never thought of that.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:08 PM

7. I really like sweet potato soup.

Blend cooked potatoes with some milk or half & half, some chicken broth, cinnamon and rosemary - all to the consistency and taste you like. Simmer (spices will intensify on simmer). Serve topped with green onion rounds and black pepper.



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Response to pinto (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 06:15 PM

8. That sounds interesting. Would garlic work? I've seen some recipes with it.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. I love them all kinds of ways, but just baked and buttered is my favorite.

I bought a madeline specifically for slicing them to cook that way.

And pureed is great, too.

PLUS, they last a long time, which is a really important feature for me.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 11:35 PM

10. Bakes and buttered my favorite, too. Don't need the sugar.

Some people are making them into french fries too, or mashing them with garlic and butter. May sound weird, but it's good.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:56 PM

12. I like them with

a Thai peanut sauce. Yum!

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