Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [sweet-potatoes]

The tag has no usage guidance.

1
vote
0answers
53 views

Why is the middle of this sweet potato dark?

This is a red-skinned white-fleshed sweet potato. I don't know what kind. I have never tried one before, I have only had the orange kind. The outside looked OK. There were no black spots or ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

Pithy sweet potatoes - okay to eat?

This sweet potato is spongy and slightly holey inside. Is this safe to eat? It's similar to this question, Holes inside a sweet potato, but mine is only slight pithy/holey. The outside is normal. ...
8
votes
2answers
205 views

standard way to make crispy sweet potato fries?

I've been looking for a way to fry (not bake) sweet potatoes, maybe like the double-fry method for russet and russet-like potatoes, to get a crispy exterior. Maybe I'm missing something but I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Holes in sweet potate [duplicate]

I was cutting a sweet potato and noticed that some of it has those holes. What does it mean? Never saw it and I'm using a lot of sweet potatoes. Is it a disease / in the process of being rotten, the ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Sweet and sticky potato

I have just made very simple french fries (cutting and frying in oil) with some potatoes bought today that turned out to be very different to my usual potatoes. They taste quite sweet, almost in the ...
2
votes
1answer
634 views

What’s wrong with my sweet potatoes?

Please help I hope the picture is clear enough!
1
vote
1answer
509 views

Why is my purple sweet potato brown?

So, I've seen a previous question about brown spots in purple sweet potatoes, but I have baked a potato that actually has a large brown... area. Is this spoilage? I ate a bite from the "top" area, ...
5
votes
1answer
45k views

Holes inside a sweet potato

We bought some sweet potatoes from the store and a few days later we chopped them up to make some roasted veggies. To our surprise, the insides of the potatoes were full of holes or cavities. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Temperature and Duration for Baking Sweet Potatoes

I am currently reading in literature about vegetables and came across a section describing how to best prepare sweet potatoes: Most sweet potato varieties sweeten during cooking thanks to the ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

How can I get sweet potato skin to caramelize without baking?

I love sweet potatoes, and cooking them in the microwave for 8 minutes is much faster than waiting an hour or more for them to bake. But when I microwave them, the skin doesn't caramelize like it does ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Suitable alternative to cast iron pan for sweet potato cornbread

I'm making sweet potato cornbread and the recipe calls for a cast iron pan to be use. What is a good alternative to it? Could I use a thin metal pan?
1
vote
2answers
806 views

Crispy sweet potato (yam) fries in a deep fryer?

I bought a roto deep fryer recently. But everytime I make yam fries, they end up being soggy. My process: I cut the sweet potato fries to about 1/4 inch. I follow deep fryer instructions of ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

prevent fiber threads in sweet potato halwa [duplicate]

I like sweet potato and i'm trying out different recipes with it as a main ingredient. One of them is the sweet potato pudding/halwa. It tastes good, but i would like to get rid of the threads of ...
3
votes
2answers
346 views

How to make sweet potatoes disintegrate in stew

I'm working on recreating a curry-like stew which is based on a thick sauce made out of disintegrated/dissolved sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Is it enough to just let the sweet potatoes cook to get ...
2
votes
1answer
825 views

Precooking sweet potato fries for quick warm/serve day of party

I want to serve sweet potato fries at a party (80 guests) Is there a way to precook or partially cook them the day before, so I can just reheat them on the day of the party to serve warm and crisp?
5
votes
1answer
610 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
329 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
767 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
247 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
18k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
19k views

Can I pre-cut sweet potatoes?

I am planning on making a sweet potato gratin. Can I slice the sweet potatoes the day before and keep them in the refrigerator?
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
24k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
35k views

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.
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Sweet potato storage?

I've purchased a bunch of sweet potatoes but was unable to prepare them. How long can I store sweet potatoes before they spoil? Also, what are the best methods or means of storing sweet potatoes? ...
4
votes
1answer
137k views

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?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
13k views

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?
6
votes
10answers
46k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

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?
11
votes
1answer
6k views

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 orange?...
7
votes
4answers
158k views

Should sweet potatoes be peeled when preparing them?

I want to make a sweet potato dish -- maybe candied yams. Should I peel the sweet potatoes before cooking or are these recipes intending for me to keep the skin on? None say to peel the potato first....
6
votes
3answers
16k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

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!