Sweet Potatoes - what can I do with them?

(27 Posts)
BlueSkySunnyDay Mon 25-Mar-13 16:30:22

I have stupidly ordered 3 BAGS on my grocery order rather than 3 potatoes blush really not sure how I managed that!!

FayeKorgasm Wed 27-Mar-13 18:00:05

Sweet potato and spinach dahl. It is on the BBC good food website. I'm making it tonight, it is delish grin

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Lovely baked in their skins then split and filled with a mixture of chopped red onion, coriander, red pepper, feta and red chilli plus a dollop of soured cream.

Great in a curry or chilli. I made this yesterday and it was lovely (but lazy!).

Fry onion and cubed sweet pot. Add curry paste and water and cook until sweet pots are nearly tender. Add 2 tins chickpeas and a load of chopped spinach plus a little tin coconut milk. We had it with parathas and a coconut chutney.

BlueSkySunnyDay Wed 27-Mar-13 17:42:13

Yum - these should all keep me busy!

Xiaoxiong Tue 26-Mar-13 19:41:39

Ottolenghi's chilli-spiced sweet potato wedges with a lemongrass-ginger dip are the stuff of date nights round here. Recipe is from Plenty but you can see it here.

BlueSkySunnyDay Tue 26-Mar-13 12:42:01

Thanks - I will print all of these out.

H used some in a lovely stew last night (he says its "stew weather" at the moment!)

MarianForrester Mon 25-Mar-13 22:26:08

I made these the other day and they were unexpectedly delicious www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lentil_croquettes_75719

The sweet potato, spinach and lentil dahl is delicious too.

snoworneahva Mon 25-Mar-13 20:01:56
EMUZ Mon 25-Mar-13 19:54:02

Mash them smile
Gorgeous with creme fraiche and a little butter

Make crisps out of them?

Coconutfeet Mon 25-Mar-13 19:35:52
PurplePidjin Mon 25-Mar-13 18:40:32
21mealspluscake Mon 25-Mar-13 18:14:51

Gorgeous chopped then roasted with ginger and garlic, serve with chicken or pork.

2kidsintow Mon 25-Mar-13 17:44:03

LOVE sweet potato wedges. Sprinkled with a bit of paprika.

Or chopped up and roasted with other veg to go with a roast dinner.

MrsBertMacklin Mon 25-Mar-13 17:43:17

They go well as a side with jerk chicken. Mash with some chopped/minced ginger, squeeze some lime juice into them, maybe add some chilli flakes.

Ottolenghi has a gorgeous sweet potato gratin recipe here

Liskey Mon 25-Mar-13 17:43:08

Hugh Fearnley-Whittinstall has a lovely recipe for curried sweet potato soup - in his veg book - new favourite for DH!

BoBoo Mon 25-Mar-13 17:42:26
Newforestpony Mon 25-Mar-13 17:41:20

Small dice and add to risotto with leeks.

Machli Mon 25-Mar-13 17:39:44

Also roasted for Sunday dinner, with carrots, onions, parsnips etc. all sticky and yummy. Better than normal roasties imo.

EggsPressYourself Mon 25-Mar-13 17:38:55

Sweet potato Spanish omelette

I just substitute them for the normal potatoes in Delia's recipe

Machli Mon 25-Mar-13 17:38:34

I just bake them, open, sprinkle on sea salt and a dollop of sour cream. Absolutely delicious.

peeriebear Mon 25-Mar-13 17:36:38

Also, mashed with ordinary spuds makes lovely mash.

peeriebear Mon 25-Mar-13 17:35:58

Juggle with them? grin

BoBoo Mon 25-Mar-13 17:33:18

I second the wedges, or I like them in a curry. On the plus side, you will find that they store really well and keep for aaaaages so don't panic too much.

anklebitersmum Mon 25-Mar-13 16:46:48

Soup? J Oliver does a really good one with chorizo. (really tasty, filling and the kids love it)
Or roasted..they sort of caramelise and are really sweet.

boardingschoolbaby Mon 25-Mar-13 16:43:01

You can use them as an ordinary baked potato (they just take slightly less time to cook). They are also lovely chopped up in a curry.

Whatnameforme Mon 25-Mar-13 16:39:20

Sweet potato wedges, add little paprika!! Mmmm!!! Very yummy.
Use it for mash?

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