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enchantedsb
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:44:28 PM
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So true!  I find that If I didn't have the best sweet potato harvest, I buy 40 or so pounds of the sweet things, and keep them at least two months before I cook them.  They are like eating candy, only better.  If my teen age son doesn't get them at least once a week durring the fall and winter, he thinks he is being neglected. 

 

Anyone who isn't fond of them should try them at their peak, I am sure they will be pleasantly surpeised.

grandmadiane
#2 Posted : Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:57:39 AM
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Really!! That's news to me!! I've never had dark juice run out of a sweet potato before. Well, actually, I don't think I've ever had any juice run out of them, unless, of course, I add butter and brown sugar. Cure them? Never heard of it!! Well, I'll be! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! I'll have to try that. Thanks for the wisdom.
Diane
grandmadiane
#3 Posted : Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:59:21 AM
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By the way, would that also hold true for a yam???
celtic
#4 Posted : Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:01:13 AM
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By the way, would that also hold true for a yam???

I don't know about a yam. I have never had one! Some people call sweet potato's yams, but they are not the same thing. Here is a description of a yam:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_%28vegetable%29

celtic
#5 Posted : Wednesday, November 21, 2007 6:44:44 PM
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Quote "If my teen age son doesn't get them at least once a week durring the fall and winter, he thinks he is being neglected."

I don't have kids, but my cat gets really peeved if I don't share mine with her! She eats the peel and all! Oh, she learned that from me............

MikeMcK
#6 Posted : Monday, February 25, 2008 5:25:39 PM
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We love our sweet potatoes. Whenever our children's friends come out to the farm and have sweet potato fries for the first time, they love them.
gem
#7 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:00:56 AM
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A question for the wise one  I have been given several pounds of sweet tators,but I know I can not get them used before sprouting/going bad,so....How could I freeze them,such as fries,sliced,or should I cook for a bit then freeze?Thanks for any wisdom.
celtic2
#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:23:18 PM
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If you keep them in a cool dark place they will last until spring! I have never frozen any.
celtic
#9 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:23:18 PM
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I decided I might need to give a little wisdom (Yes I'm Old!) to sweet potato skeptics, before Thanksgiving. People that I work with complain about baked sweet potato's aren't as good as they were "when Momma made them".  They don't realize that they need to "cure " before baking. If you buy them from a grocery store, they are not cured. Let them sit a few days, where they can breath, at least a week before cooking. If you can't wait that long, bake them about 30 minutes, let them sit overnight in the fridge. Then bake again, 30 minutes, depending on the size, if a fork goes in easy its good to go. If you don't have dark juice running out of them then they aren't cured!
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