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Why did my sweet potato hash turn soggy when frying in a non-stick pan, and crispy in a cast iron?

I was making a sweet potato hash for pizza topping the other night, and tried to fry the first batch in a non-stick pan. The hash never crisped up and was soggy, so I ended up mashing it instead. The ...
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How do get the “caramelized juices” from yams

This is hard to ask, but you know how when you bake a yam for long enough it will ooze the caramelized sugars? It's like... it's leaking sap. BUT The most delicious sap ever. So wondering, is there a ...
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Canned yams vs. fresh

There is a family recipe which calls for either canned or fresh sweet potatoes or yams. Is there any practical difference in preparation? Sweetness level? Does the cooking process matter (it's a baked ...
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Sweet potatoes: to cook or not to cook?

I would like to dehydrate some sweet potatoes. Here I found a recipe for dehydrating fresh sweet potatoes in low temperatures without cooking them first. But here they say that fresh sweet potatoes ...
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Are sweet potatoes and yams treated different in terms of cooking?

I saw this this question, and a few others, but there aren't any explanations I can find that say whether the two are treated differently or not. In other words, can they be used as a direct ...
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dark black furrows in sweet potatoes

I have a large jewel yam. I peeled, diced, and boiled it with sugars and some spices. When I peeled it, I noticed there were deep darkish furrows in the potato, like spots where sprouts had been but ...
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Soaking starches in water for better frying

I'm going to make some sweet potato fries here shortly and I'm using a technique that I saw on television. I cut up my sweet potatoes into fries and I have been letting them soak in water. My ...
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How to find a good sweet potato fry cutter?

I am looking to make my own sweet potato fries, however sweet potatoes are harder to cut than regular potatoes. Even more expensive cutters such as the Nemco N554503 fry cutter are not recommended ...
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Cooking Sweet Potatos in the Microwave

What are the recommended times for cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave? Microwave wattage associated with those times would be appreciated as well.
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What determines sweet potato softness?

I often make stews with sweet potato. I prepare it by cutting it about 1/2 to 1 inch every time, and stewing it for about 30-45 minutes. I make sure to keep everything consistent but sometimes it ...
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Sweet potato storage?

I've purchased a bunch of sweet potatoes but were unable to prepare them. How long can i store a sweet potatoes before it spoils? Also, what is the best methods or means of storing sweet potatoes. ...
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How far in advance can sweet potatoes be peeled?

How long (hours or days)can sweet potatoes be peeled before they are used? Do they go brown quickly like regular potatoes? Are there methods for holding them?
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Preserving dehydrated fruits and vegs

We bought a food dehydrator to make dog treats with. Primarily we're dehydrating yams, apples and bananas. I'm not dehydrating these to crisps because I didn't think I needed to. The dehydrated ...
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Any way to make sweet mashed potatoes less stringy?

Is there a way or technique to make sweet mashed potatoes less stringy? Does it just come down to potato selection or can it be improved by a technique?
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Cooking “purple sweet potatoes” or “purple yams”

I recently bought something that was labelled at the grocery store as a "purple sweet potato". They were larger than what I am used to for sweet potatoes, but looked similar, although they had a ...
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How long should I bake a whole sweet potato for?

How long should I bake a whole sweet potato in the oven for versus an 'ordinary' potato of the same size?
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How deeply should I peel sweet potatoes?

When peeling sweet potatoes, should I just peel the outermost layer, or should I be peeling off the white part as well till I hit the orange inside? Should I keep going until it's all a darkish ...
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Whether to peel sweet potatos

I want to make a sweet potato dish -- maybe candied yams. Should I peel the sweet potatos before cooking or are these recipies intending for me to keep the skin on? None say to peel the potato ...
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Tips for roasting sweet potato

Does anyone have any tips for roasting sweet potatoes? Since - seems to me - they cook and break down much faster than normal potatoes I skipped the parboiling stage and just stuck them (peeled) in ...
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How to make Pumpkin Fries

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite sides. I also love the taste of pumpkin, and thought it would be good to replace the sweet potato in sweet potato fries with pumpkin. I am looking to make ...
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What are the major differences between yams and sweet potatoes?

I was just wondering what the major difference between yams and sweet potatotes. I know yams are more orange and I love yams!