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wheredidiputit Sun 02-Oct-11 11:46:44

Can I roast sweet potatoes, and if so how.

Will they go with roast chicken.


RedRosie Sun 02-Oct-11 11:58:39

Yes you can and yes they will!

Peel, cut into the size you fancy. Toss them in some oil (my lot like a sprinkling of cajun spice as well) and roast in a hot oven. They take less time than white potatoes - about 40 minutes.


Pinkiemum Sun 02-Oct-11 12:01:22

Yes you can, just cut them up not too small they shouldn't take more than about 40 monutes although can can cook them longer, I just put mine in with the chicken raw spray a little bit of sunflower oil on them, although you could par boil them if you wanted to. I love sweet potoatoes when roasted.

stripeybump Sun 02-Oct-11 12:02:05

I parboil them first like I do white potatoes, but for much less time - literally 5 mins. Roast in olive oil and pepper at high heat for 45 mins. Mmmm!

wheredidiputit Sun 02-Oct-11 12:10:46

Thank you.

I bought them in a fit of 'I wonder what their like'. Got them out of the cupboard this morning and thought WTF do I do with them grin.

Sweet potatoes are also gorgeous when mashed. Boil em, like Shri eh ump said, for 5 mins and then mash with butter. They are a bit wetter than regular spuds, so be careful.

A Spanish friend I lived with during uni would also bake them, and said they were nice too - quite syrupy, but I've never tried them like that, even 14 years later.

Sorry, Stripeybump, your name got autocorrected.

prettybird Sun 02-Oct-11 12:20:03

They also microwave really well. Prick a few times with a fork, then micorave on a plate with a piece of kitchen paper over it. About 8 minutes initially and then for a few minutes at a time until soft. The skin should then peel off easily and the innards can be mashed with a fork (or put into a soup)

BelaLugosidreamsofzombiesheep Mon 03-Oct-11 21:58:29

Dan Lepard's sweet potato brownies are lush smile

iklboo Mon 03-Oct-11 22:12:56

They make lovely wedges too done in the oven. Put them on a baking tray with a little oil, salt & pepper or mixed herbs. Very tasty.

stripeybump Mon 03-Oct-11 22:17:38

grin at v random autocorrect of my name, wtf?!

Sweet potatoes are LUSH microwaved for 8 mins, then just add a dollop of philly or Greek yog and some pesto.

Bellavita Mon 03-Oct-11 22:28:27

We had roast sweet potato wedges tonight with Cajun chicken and salad. Delicious!

SexyDomesticatedDab Tue 04-Oct-11 13:21:44

Bella - that was pretty much exactly what we had!!

wheredidiputit Tue 04-Oct-11 15:14:35

Thank you for your replies.

And the verdict is while I liked them no one else did.

So I have to buy more and make them like themgrin.

SexyDomesticatedDab Tue 04-Oct-11 15:40:01

Not all our DS' like them - put a bit of fajita or cajun spice over them after you have rubbed them in oil.

When you roast them, chuck in some garlic cloves and rosemary. Yum.

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