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Baked sweet potato

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tectonicplates Thu 14-Dec-17 23:24:17

Come and tell me all about making baked sweet potato instead of baked normal potato. Do you prefer it? Does it feel like a different meal? Interested in hearing about your recipes and nutrition.

CheapSausagesAndSpam Thu 14-Dec-17 23:42:12

I wouldn't ever just bake a sweet potato in the way I would an ordinary one. It would be too rich to eat in that way.

I cut mine into either slices or chunks and roast them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and sometimes rosemary.

CheeseEater Thu 14-Dec-17 23:54:29

I do! Is lovely. Either with grated cheese or there’s a good recipe I got on a Waitrose card which I expect is on their website - something like sweet pot with spinach and creme fraiche.

But for some reason I can only eat a small sweet potato,they fill me up more

WhatCanIDoNowPlease Thu 14-Dec-17 23:55:37

Cut the tips of the pointy ends off and bake. It does tend to go quite mushy so put it on a baking tray, not directly onto the oven racks. Butter, salad, beans, they're yummy.

PinkAvocado Thu 14-Dec-17 23:57:00

Yes definitely don’t put it directly into a rack-it seeps. Lovely with mushrooms in. I much prefer them to normal potatoes baked. Really filling!

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Fri 15-Dec-17 00:03:19

I love baked sweet potato. Goats cheese and chilli oil with lots of black pepper and baby spinach leaves. They are very filling though.

SparkleFizz Fri 15-Dec-17 00:10:25

Baked sweet potatoes are so much tastier than normal baked potatoes.

Battleax Fri 15-Dec-17 00:12:27

Yes it's lovely, sweeter which is an adjustment, but much lower carb. The contrast of tangy savoury fillings really works.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 15-Dec-17 00:14:21

I microwave them - they take less time than a normal potato - and then fill with cream cheese with a dash of sweet chilli sauce, or some Boursin.

LuisCarol Fri 15-Dec-17 00:15:54

Sweet potato needs a smoky contrast like chipotle peppers, for me.

Ezzie29 Fri 15-Dec-17 00:20:24

I had this with my tea today, I love it. I just stab it a bit and cover with oil and cook for an hour-ish because I like them super soft inside. Tiny bit of butter and some salt is all I put on. Sometimes I will cook then almost to how I like, cut up and then microwave them for breakfast the next day.

Bobbiepin Fri 15-Dec-17 00:22:38

@shegotbettedaviseyes that sounds delicious!

Want2bSupermum Fri 15-Dec-17 00:24:12

I microwave them too. I stab it with a fork and wrap it in a wet paper towel. Takes about 10mins to cook.

Lndnmummy Fri 15-Dec-17 08:15:23

We do this, my dh loves them with tuna.

LilCamper Fri 15-Dec-17 08:17:24

Lovely with Philadelphia and pepper.

iseenodust Fri 15-Dec-17 08:24:28

They cook a lot faster than ordinary potatoes. I do them in tin foil & just open that for last 15mins so can go on a rack.

DS prefers them to ordinary jackets. Go well with cheese and all the usual hot stuff but I'm not so keen with salad.

bumpysleighride Fri 15-Dec-17 08:25:39

Hmm I prefer baked sweet potato to normal, and it's much healthier. My favourite topping is feta, olives and coriander with olive oil.

tectonicplates Fri 15-Dec-17 09:10:39

Thanks everyone. Sounds great. smile

Juanbablo Fri 15-Dec-17 09:55:41

I love a baked sweet potato with veggie chilli, soured cream and cheese.

SillyLittleBiscuit Fri 15-Dec-17 09:58:38

Chilli on top for me - with cheese and sour cream.

LifeofClimb Fri 15-Dec-17 11:06:32

Yes and yes! I scrub them well, and spray a little olive oil with salt and pepper on the skin so I can eat that too. I never feel the need to add cheese to sweet potato (and I love cheese!). So it's win-win for me because I'm consuming less overall.

irvineoneohone Fri 15-Dec-17 11:19:11

My family loves them. It takes so much quicker to cook, and lovely with garlic and herbs.
It's my ds's favorite quick lunch menu.

Janetjanetjanet Fri 15-Dec-17 13:50:04

Really good with roasted veg and feta OR with a big spinach salad with dried cranberries and balsamic and red onion.

Also good blended into a soup.

pourmeanother Fri 15-Dec-17 14:34:11

Either of these ideas are an absolute go to for me. Delicious.

AmethystRaven Fri 15-Dec-17 14:40:49

What about the skin, can you eat it and what's it like? The peelings always seem barky so I've never fancied one baked.

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