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Old 03-26-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sweet potatoes are sometimes colloquially called "yams" in some parts of the U.S. (my grandma, a southerner, always calls them yams). But true yams are from a totally different plant family and are native to parts of Africa and Asia. What is billed as a "yam" in the U.S. is almost always really a sweet potato, and not a yam at all.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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With two cups of sugar and 3/4 cups of butter it should be good--as a dessert rather than a side dish vegetable. A roasted sweet potato with a little dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon is pretty good, too...
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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I roast my sweet potatoes. I leave the skin on, cut them into cubes, sprinkle salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder, then drizzle olive oil on top. I bake them on a baking sheet on 400 for 40-45 minutes.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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With two cups of sugar and 3/4 cups of butter it should be good--as a dessert rather than a side dish vegetable. A roasted sweet potato with a little dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon is pretty good, too...
Two cups of sugar for how many potatoes? Per ton? It takes me a year to use two cups of sugar in the kitchen. And sweet potatoes, when well done, are already just about the sweetest thing I ever eat.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Yes, this is the secret to a great sweet potato without all the butter and refined sugar (we can't and don't eat like that). Cook the potato in the oven until it begins to caramelize....they are delicious as is without any addition. My diabetic husband can eat the occasional sweet potato because they are metabolized slower than regular potatoes...he gets a much higher rise in blood sugar with white potatoes.

Roasted sweet potatoes are great too - peel and slice, a tiny bit of olive oil, salt and pepper - yum.
Really, all a baked sweet potato needs is a bit of salt, and it's super yummy and healthful. We do not eat vegetables that have been turned into desserts either.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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I like the lighter ones. I think technically they're all sweet potatoes, but some are called yams. True yams are hard to find. I like the lighter, starchier ones. You don't need butter sometimes they're so sweet.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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There's never any reason to add sugar to sweet potatoes, IMO. The only time I DON'T like them is when someone has prepared them for Thanksgiving and added things like marshmallows, maple glaze, brown sugar, etc. They don't need it, as far as I'm concerned, and it messes with the flavor.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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I grill or oven roast my sweet potatoes. I leave the skin on, cut them into thick slices, toss them with olive oil, salt, copious amounts of fresh rosemary, and garlics. The rosemary is divine on them.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:48 AM
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There's never any reason to add sugar to sweet potatoes, IMO. The only time I DON'T like them is when someone has prepared them for Thanksgiving and added things like marshmallows, maple glaze, brown sugar, etc. They don't need it, as far as I'm concerned, and it messes with the flavor.
me neither, just bake them and put butter,or roast them. I hate cinnamon or brown sugar on my sweet potatoes. Marshmallows yuck.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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I just made sweet potatoes fries for the first time last night. I cut them up into wedges use some oil, cumin, chilli powder, and garlic powder. And let them cook in the oven for about 10 minutes and flipped them over in between. They came out good. I'll be making them more often.

Sometimes I would just put the potatoes in some foil and bake them in the oven for about an hr or so until they get soft. I never add any sugar to it.
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