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Baked sweet potatoes

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GahWhatever Thu 24-May-18 12:04:45

Only 1/5 DC like them, but they are the one DC who is hardest to feed and they are quick to cook in the microwave.
But...am I right in thinking that the skin on a SP is too leathery to eat or am I cooking them wrong?. If they aren't meant to be eaten then great. If I'm doing it wrong I'd appreciate tips.
Thank you

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tobee Thu 24-May-18 13:03:33

In my experience they vary. I cook them like a baked potato, rubbed in oil and a bit of salt. Usually I find the skin fine. It's probably down to personal taste. They are also fine for skin on fries; supermarkets sell them pre prepared that way.

MyOtherProfile Thu 24-May-18 13:04:55

I love the skin. Has to be really well cooked though

StrangeAndUnusual Thu 24-May-18 13:06:36

I cook them and eat them exactly like a normal jacket potato. The skin isn't any more leathery once cooked than a cooked jacket potato. I do cut off the ends if they are a bit twisty. I cook them in the oven along with the ordinary potatoes (they usually cook a bit quicker).

halfwitpicker Thu 24-May-18 13:08:06

Same as strange and unusual.

FWIW if you have leftover sweet potatoes, you can use it to make pasta sauce. Really good.

maggycool Thu 24-May-18 13:09:54

What toppings do you think work well with a sweet potato? I struggle with this as don't think the usual baked beans or cheese are as nice on top of a SP as they usually are on a bog standard potato.

MarcellaBackland Thu 24-May-18 13:15:28

I love a fried egg or two on top of a really well baked sweet potato. Sometimes with spinach in between so I don’t have to eat anything else to feel I’ve had a balanced meal.

StrangeAndUnusual Thu 24-May-18 13:18:14

All the fillings that go with ordinary potatoes work well with sweet potatoes too (cheese/tuna mayo/baked beans).

Stir fry / chilli /curry type things go especially well IMO

Also goats cheese / things with capers & anchovies / other sharp tastes go well with the sweetness of the sw.pot.

I had one for lunch today with some leftover braised red cabbage and a single meatball and it was surprisingly tasty!

BluthsFrozenBananas Thu 24-May-18 13:19:31

I think they need something to counteract the sweetness. Sour cream is good (even better with bacon bits crumbled on top), or curry works too and is a good way to use up left overs.

fuzzyfozzy Thu 24-May-18 13:52:03

I half one, sprinkle over some lemon juice and microwave.
Butter to finish
Yummy

MyOtherProfile Thu 24-May-18 14:08:16

Butter and black pepper

Butternutsqoosh Sat 26-May-18 19:50:18

Chilli and sour cream or natural yogurt, or tuna and sweetcorn

Backhometothenorth Sat 26-May-18 19:52:12

Love with butter and chilli jam yum

Babybearsporij Mon 28-May-18 07:11:44

I love mine with houmous and dukkah and a massive salad with beetroot dressing.

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