Food and Drink : I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I usually peel them before I bake them, but today I was busy with a list of chores that I had to get to, and I just didn't feel like taking the time to peel the sweet potato. Priorities, priorities...

Anyway, leaving it unpeeled, I cut it into quarters, put it in my big cast-iron baking pot, and let 'er rip (in the oven that is: covered, w/ a little salt and butter, at 350 degrees for an hour).

I turned the heat down to 'warm' after the hour baking time, and just now opened the pot and had a piece. It was glorious. The thing I learned is, that you don't really have to peel it, because the orange flesh of the sweet potato pretty much slides or separates clean away from the peel after it's baked.

I wasn't sure it would do that, because it doesn't seem to work that way with other potatoes I've cooked with the skin on - like Russets.

So anyway, a nice little thing to know for future reference.


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I always just cook them skin on in the microwave. Sometimes a baked sweet potato with butter is supper for me!


~*~*~ ~*~*~

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...


Sometimes a baked sweet potato with butter is supper for me!

I could totally go for that! 👍


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I know that this is probably a regional thing butt as well as loving orange sweet potato, we have this AMAZING variety her called red or purple sweet potato with the sweetest white flesh which I love twice as much. If it ever comes your way...give it a go!


edit:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0206/9470/products/Kumara-purple_5010c814-8855-4dcb-8267-b4bdf91b4416_grande.jpeg?v=1476739112


These are NOT the ones with purple flesh, they have purple skins and beautiful white flesh.




A post without an OMG is a post incomplete.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...


red or purple sweet potato with the sweetest white flesh which I love twice as much. If it ever comes your way...give it a go!

I will definitely look for those. Thanks. 👍


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I just wrap them tight in foil and bake them whole in the oven. And yes, they'll slip right out of the skin, whole.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

Sweet potato of all kinds is healthy food of the gods!





A post without an OMG is a post incomplete.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I bake them in the microwave on high for about 6-7 minutes, skin on. I eat the skin and potato together with butter, S & P.



No trees killed in the sending of this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I've done regular baked potatoes that way (say, Russets, for example), but as far as sweet potatoes go, I kinda' prefer to put them in a heavy pot with the butter... oh man, just the way the sweet potatoes and the butter combine and caramelize is fantastic.


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I bake whole sweet potatoes a lot for the bakery. One of our most popular items is sweet potato bread. We bake one to two whole sheet pans of whole sp's every week. They slip out of the skin so easily it's almost unbelievable. I can't help but sneak a nibble or two of the leftover potatoes after I'm done making the bread batter. I love them!



I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

That bread sounds awesome. Lucky you!

~*~*~ ~*~*~

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

Peel is the best part.

Donald Trump is the weak man's vision of a strong man.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

The people I know always bake them with the skins on. If you're squeamish then stop here. They remind me of the pods form those pod people movies, yuck.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I like sweet potatoes but sadly they 'don't like me' (they make my mouth itch 😞
But I did bake a whole white potato for supper tonight!!!!

I caught a virus that was 'circulating' around here 😖 so I have been eating light.

Wow I forgot just how tasty an oven~baked potato with butter tastes!




I'd say this cloud is Cumulo Nimbus.
Didn't he discover America?
Penfold, shush.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

That's too bad you can't eat the sweet potatoes... as mentioned above, a baked sweet potato w/ butter can make an entire meal! 👍

(I guess the same could be true with the regular baked potatoes, too, though...)


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

I lose my appetite indefinitely when I'm down or under the weather. I'm somebody that loses weight when she's depressed, haha. Feel better, Fiat! 😘

Re: I baked a sweet potato this afternoon...

all it needs is some garlic cream cheese on top
Top