How to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Learning how to cook sweet potatoes is easy. These were first made known to the whole world when they were brought from the island of Saint Thomas by Christopher Columbus. It is interesting that you can do almost anything with your sweet potatoes. Cooking options include boiling, microwave, and baking. You can cook it anyway you do regular potatoes.

Needed Items

You will need the following items in order to cook sweet potatoes. First you’ll need a vegetable and fruit peeler. You’ll also need steamer sets in case you want to just smoke the sweet potatoes. Lastly you’ll need baking sheets and potato ricers.

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Bake: Before doing any cooking using sweet potatoes you should wash them and cut off the ends. After cleaning them up you can choose how to cook them. One of the options you have is to bake sweet potatoes while they are in their jackets. Have your oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet for about 40 to 60 minutes. This depends on the size of the sweet potatoes you wish to cook.

Roast: Another option is to cook sweet potatoes via roasting. You won’t need much flavoring when do decide to roast them since the natural sugars in the sweet potatoes will add to the flavor. You’re going to need peeled sweet potato chunks when you roast them. A good idea to add zest to the whole thing is to roast them with onions. Roast them in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 40 to 60 minutes. Once they’re done grab some olive oil and drizzle over the potatoes.

When you choose to boil or steam these potatoes you can have them either peeled or unpeeled. You can even cut them into chunks before boiling if you wish. You’ll be boiling small chunks for five minutes while larger chunks to whole potatoes will take about half an hour.

Wrap: Another option is to cook sweet potatoes in a microwave. You need to wrap them loosely using plastic wrap. Be sure to prick holes in several places first using a fork before putting them into the microwave. You’ll only have to wait ten to 15 minutes for the potatoes to get cooked.

Mashed: One final option to cook sweet potatoes is to mash them. Of course, you have to boil them first before you can mash them. You may milk and butter into your bowl of mashed sweet potatoes. You can add cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, or whatever herb you fancy.

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