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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • TicklemouseTicklemouse Forumite
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    Oh yum - just got some feta cheese out of the freezer (don't know if it defrosts well :)) and I have 5 sweet potatoes in the fridge.

    Now there's an interesting lunch alternative:) Thanks.
  • i never parboil sweet potatos - they aree soft and not starchy so do not need it - that is probably why they are just going soggy.

    200degrees with just a spray of oil for 40 mins should do the trick - tossing occasionally.

    They make fab jacket potatoes also and mash - i use it instead of normal potato on cottage pie etc - so sweet you never need to add butter or milk.
  • I've made this recipee, it's from Anthony Warrel Thompson low gi cookbook.

    Scrub sweet potatoes , then stab with a fork. Bake in oven for 30 mins, then remove. Cool for a few mins, then cut into wedge type shapes, recook in the over for another 25 - 30 mins. Eat with a dipping sauce.

    Can't resist a bargain.........
  • Bargain_RzlBargain_Rzl Forumite
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    Oh yum - just got some feta cheese out of the freezer (don't know if it defrosts well :)) and I have 5 sweet potatoes in the fridge.

    Now there's an interesting lunch alternative:) Thanks.
    Oops - pressed Thanks instead of Quote!

    There are spices and a bit of chilli involved in the feta filling, but not sure exactly what.
    :)Operation Get in Shape :)
  • So am i right in thinking that sweet spuds will mash roast and chip like normal potatos ?

    Also are they the same colour or are they orange (I think i may have seen them) as i may try and trick my b/f Wicked grin smiley :D

    Will he taste the difference, is it a really drastic taste :confused:

    Sorry for all the questions :o

    Oh just one more, how expensive are they compared with normal spuds ? Thanks
  • It depends on the variety you buy. They are usually carrot coloured or slightly darker however I've had a small white variety. The texture and sweetness is more like parsnip than potatoe.
    I usually get mine when they are half price in Lidl's They were 79pkg this morning so about 1.50 a kg usually.
    I like them baked like a normal baked potatoe though they don't usually take quite as long. You can mash them or use them like carrots. Quite nice roast as you would roast potatoes.
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  • Thanks Ted

    I'll try that :D
  • All I do is give them a scrub (do not peel) then cut them into slices about half a cm thick. Spread them out over a baking tray and drizzle some olive oil over them. Add a dash of ground sea salt and bake in a hot oven - 200 - 220 degrees Gas 6 or 7 - depending how you like them for 20-25 minutes.

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  • SheelSheel Forumite
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    Ooooh! I love sweet potatoes , I shall be trying out some of the suggestions on this thread icon14.gif

    Just had to show you the sweet potato that I had on my recent holiday in Hawaii. Apparently they are trying out different crops and sweet potatoes are one of them , but they not like any sweet potatoes i've ever seen or eaten before , they are a lovely shade of purple and the consistency is not like potato at all , it's just like bread :eek:

    Proud of my husband and 2 daughters who are all NHS essential key workers.

  • TicklemouseTicklemouse Forumite
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    There are some weird and wonderful colours of veg out there if you can find them. I've had a pink cauliflower - goes purple when cooked, tastes the same but adds a splash of colout to your plate.

    Carrots were originally purple I believe and over the years they have been engineered so that we get orange ones, which is what we think they should be. I believe you can get other colours of carrot too. Maybe we should start asking for the original veg as nature intended :D I'm sure Mr Tesco wouldn't deliver - unless he charged an absolute fortune for them. BTW - the pink caulis were from Morrisons and were slightly more expensive.
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