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sweet potatoes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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skyeskye Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Does anyone know how to make nice chips out of sweet potatoes? There is a restaurant near me that does gorgeous ones, but when ever I try at home they don't work and taste burnt and soggy.

Or any other reciepes that use sweet potatoes?


  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
    4.7K posts
    Hi Skye!

    I made these once, but not with great success. I parboiled for 5 mins, roughed up in a colander, and placed on a baking try with some oil. I put it in the oven for about 45 minutes and they weren't crispy at all!!! I ended up having to eat them after the rest of my dinner as they took ages to crisp.

    I don't think my oil had been hot enough when I put them in the baking tray.

    give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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  • skyeskye Forumite
    286 posts
    I have been putting them in a deep fat fryer (but I haven't mastered normal chips yet either), but I think I will try them in the oven next time.
  • zzzLazyDaisyzzzLazyDaisy Forumite
    12.5K posts
    Found this recipe. Haven't tried it yet - if you do, let me know how you get on, please.

    Title: Oven Fried Sweet Potatoes
    Yield: 7 Servings

    4 md Sweet potatoes; peeled and
    .. sliced 1/4" thick
    1 tb Olive oil
    1/4 ts Salt
    1/4 ts Pepper
    Vegetable cooking spray
    1 tb Finely chopped fresh
    .. parsley
    1 ts Grated orange rind
    1 Clove garlic; minced

    Combine potatoes, oil, salt and pepper, coating
    well. Bake on a large sprayed cookie sheet at
    400° for 30 minutes, until tender, turning
    halfway through.

    Combine remaining ingredients; stir well and
    sprinkle over potatoes.
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  • PollenPollen Forumite
    171 posts
    Some recipes here and here & cooking tips here although if you go to home page suggest that recipes may increase your bi-ceps :D
  • SwattieSwattie Forumite
    729 posts

    Why dont you just ask the chef at the restaurant - he/she may give you the recipe.
  • skyeskye Forumite
    286 posts
    Swattie wrote:

    Why dont you just ask the chef at the restaurant - he/she may give you the recipe.

    I will do, just I haven't been for a while ( I am trying to save money to pay off debts)

    And I will try that receipe it looks quite tasty.
  • firrybabefirrybabe Forumite
    122 posts
    I've made sweet potato wedges before and they've come out quite nice. Tis a trial and error process really.

    I scrub the potato, cut it down and then boil the wedges until they are nearly cooked.

    I then put them on a baking tray, drizzle some olive oil and herbs over them and leave them to bake on gas mark 6 for about 10/15 minutes but I generally check on them so they don't burn sometimes they are just nice in under 10 mins, other times it needs a bit longer.

    Good luck !
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  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
    14.1K posts
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    Not the same thing at all but a friend recently sent me this:-


    € 6 medium Sweet potatoes
    € 1/2 cup Brown sugar
    € 1/4 cup butter -- in bits
    € 1/4 cup Bourbon


    Bake potatoes in 350F oven until tender. Let cool, peel and cut into slices 1/2 in thick.

    Butter 9x13 pan and place potatoes in it. Cover with butter and sugar, and pour bourbon over.

    Bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.
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  • Bargain_RzlBargain_Rzl Forumite
    6.3K posts
    I can't exactly suggest recipes but I have a few ideas.

    My mum used to use a combination of sweet potatoes and normal potatoes for the roasties on Christmas Day.

    There's a gorgeous lunch takeaway place on the edge of Borough Market in London which bakes sweet potatoes like normal jacket potatoes, and serves them on a bed of rocket and stuffed with a filling of feta cheese, olives etc. It's delicious but I can only afford it occasionally!
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