sweet potatoes

The sweet potato is a large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous root used as a vegetable. The young shoots and leaves are sometimes also eaten as greens.
The sweet potato or sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are used as a root vegetable. The young shoots and leaves are sometimes eaten as greens. The sweet potato is distantly related to the common potato (Solanum tuberosum), both being in the order Solanales. Although the darker sweet potatoes are often referred to as "yams" in parts of North America, the species is not closely related to true yams. Cultivars of the sweet potato have been bred to bear tubers with flesh and skin of various colors.

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  1. GadgetGuy

    Sweet Potatoes.

    Did anyone know that in addition to being more healthy for you than regular French fries, that if you accidently make something like gravy too salty, that by adding a few pieces of sweet potatoes can make the gravy far less salty? I never knew that until one day, I tried it & was so amazed that...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Meatless Meatloaf (Tempeh Meatloaf)

    I've adapted a recipe from one of my cookbooks. It was a freebie cookbook from a hotel in Blackpool (Lancashire, UK). We found it on the bookshelf in the "common room" and started to copy some of the recipes down. It got to the point where I had copied so many that the hotel owner came over... A...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Dal with five kinds of veg

    This is from The Dal Cookbook ( Author Krishna Dutta). It's one of only 2 books on my bookshelves that contain meat & fish recipes. The information regarding the recipe is that five is an auspicious number for the Hindus,with this recipe often cooked as temple food. The authentic vegetables are...
  4. TastyReuben

    Recipe Root Vegetable Minestrone

    Root Vegetable Minestrone Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion (small finely chopped) 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 sprig rosemary (small) 2 carrots (sliced 1/4 inch thick) 2 parsnips (sliced 1/4 inch thick) 3 broccoli stems or 1 kohlrabi (peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick) 1...
  5. M

    Recipe & Video Sweet Potato Manju

    This is an English shortbread wrapped around Japanese sweet potato. Perfect for the holiday season. Here is a video showing how to make them. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ezHuP3l6c The Filling 500 grams uncooked sweet potato 100 grams sugar Boil the potatoes until soft...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Nutty Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Nutty Sweet Potato Biscuits Makes 18-24 biscuits NOTE: These are biscuits in the American sense of the word. I microwaved the sweet potatoes - washed and scrubbed, pricked with a fork, wrapped in a damp paper towel, microwaved on high for six minutes, turned over, and microwaved for three...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Baked Mushroom Moussakas

    This is a variation of a recipe/inspired by the recipe of the almost identical name from the recipe book Persepolis: Vegetarian Recipes from Peckham, Persia and Beyond by Sally Butcher, Baked Mushroom Mini Moussakas. This is a recipe where if you can get Aubergines 🍆 , Sweet potato (or potato 🥔...
  8. Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits with Sweet Potato

    Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits with Sweet Potato

    Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits with Sweet Potato
  9. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Mahi-Mahi with Sweet Potato, Avocado, and More, in a Soft White Corn Tortilla

    Yes, I know. This recipe missed the recent challenge... but the sweet potato insisted to be cooked and eaten! Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), aka “common dolphinfish” or “dorado”, is not remotely related to the mammal dolphin. They typically hang out in the Gulf of Mexico, near...
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Roast chicken & sweet potato with orange & pomegranate molasses

    For this easy traybake (sheet pan) recipe, chicken thighs, sweet potatoes and red onions are roasted with tangy pomegranate molasses, orange juice and fresh sage leaves, which add pine and citrus notes. Ingredients (serves 2 to 3) 3 skin on bone, in chicken thighs 275g sweet potatoes. peeled...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken and sweet potato curry

    Complex curry spices work well with sweet potato and the addition of the sour flavours of mango powder and tamarind counteract their sweetness in this hot curry. If you want a milder curry, reduce the amount of chillies and peppercorns. The pan roasted spice mix makes enough for two curries...
  12. medtran49

    Recipe Oven baked sweet potato chips

    Super easy to make, 3 ingredients. An adjustable mandolin, I used my handheld Keyocera ceramic one, makes prep a lot faster and easier, but a sharp knife and patience will also work. Parchment paper and a large baking sheet(s). I'm not fond of sweet potato fries, but I did really like these...
  13. caseydog

    Recipe Sweet and Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potato

    Sweet and Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potato Easy recipe, but takes some time to bake. Ingredients (for one serving -- multiply as needed) 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 TBSP Butter 1TBSP Dark Brown Sugar 1 TBSP Maple Syrup 1 Cayenne (or similar) Chili Pepper 1 Finely Diced Jalapeño Pepper (garnish)...
  14. flyinglentris

    Recipe Tempura (Featuring Prawns, Yam, Sweet Potato and Jalapeno Pepper)

    Tempura (Featuring Prawns, Yam, Sweet Potato and Jalapeno Pepper): Ingredients: 1) Flour (unbleached) - 1 cup 2) Egg (cold) - 1 3) Water (ice cold) - 1 cup NOTE: The flour to water ratio must be 1:1 and the ingredients must be cold, ice cold preferably. NOTE: Tempura boxed mixes exist...
  15. Tempura and Jumai Sake

    Tempura and Jumai Sake

    Tempura and Jumai Sake
  16. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Satay Sauce

    Ingredients 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled 1 can coconut milk, shaken to combine contents 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup pecans 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1...
  17. Timenspace

    Recipe Sweet Potato Kibbeh

    My first attempt on Kibbeh, using Sima's Way youtube recipe as an educational basis, used 1 fairly large sweet potato, which gave 13 kibbeh. It could serve 4. Ingredients: Filling: 100 g couscous 3 dry lime leaves 150 ml boiling water salt to taste (2 pinches) half a fresh red bell pepper 10...
  18. flyinglentris

    Recipe Pork Sweet Potato Jacket

    Pork Sweet Potato Jacket: Ingredients: 1) Sweet Potato - 1 2) Stewing Pork - 1/8 to 1/4 cup 3) Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves 4) Onion - 1 slice 5) Serrano pepper - 1 6) Mushrooms, Crimini - 2 to 4 7) Sour cream - 2 to 3 tblspns. 8) Fennel - 1 tspn. Procedure: 1) Dice up the garlic, onion...
  19. Pork Sweet Potato Jacket

    Pork Sweet Potato Jacket

    Pork Sweet Potato Jacket
  20. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with a Pork Topping

    ] Above photo: after grilled and topped. My source recipe (but only for the sweet potatoes...): Grilled Hassleback Sweet Potatoes with Molasses-Nutmeg Butter Recipe | Bobby Flay | Food Network I adapted the above, out of the firm belief that sweet potatoes should remain not further...
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