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Giant baked sweet potatoes

Diana Aug 15, 2007 01:10 PM

Who does em?

  1. the capers Aug 15, 2007 02:43 PM

    probably not the answer you want, and im a bit ashamed that i know this, but the roadhouse grill chain does a humongous baked sweet potato (not yam) with brown sugar and butter that is really tasty. i would usually get one with my prime rib. not sure if there are many (any) in the LA area, they might all be in the inland empire (alas, my home town). good luck!

    side note: the baked purple potatoes at jar with creme fraiche and chives are stupendous, but they are tiny (as baked potatoes go).

    -miss caper

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    1. re: the capers
      Diana Aug 16, 2007 07:36 AM

      Actually, there used to be a Roadhouse in Canoga Park near my sister, in the Fallbrook mall (or is that Woodland Hills?)

      I woul go there JUST for those sweet potatoes, and ask for the biggest one they could get me. That and a salad was dinner.

    2. Das Ubergeek Aug 15, 2007 03:28 PM

      Go to the cart outside the main entrance of the Costa Mesa Mitsuwa store. They have them roasted over coals -- absolutely fantastic, and you pay by the size.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        MaryT Aug 15, 2007 03:52 PM

        That sounds great. Wonder if there is a place in the SGV like that.

        Believe it or not, we sometimes get a salad and a nice big sweet potato side to go with, for our dinner in the bar at the Claim Jumper (never a wait, quieter, and much better service).

        The "appetizer" salads are all $7.95, but we always end up missing some ingredient and have to ask for it (once it was no pecans, once it was no cranberries, once it was no mandarin oranges!)) We tend to order a specific dressing, and they will usually try to convince you'll be happier if you use the "default" dressing for each of the salads, but we insist, and then they give in to our need for bleu cheese.

        From what I have researched, darker sweet potatoes you find called yams in the produce dept. are not yams either, they are not in the US as a general rule, very large yams are, usually a China thing I think. (Just a particular point to clarify.)

        1. re: MaryT
          flyerfan182 Aug 15, 2007 06:27 PM

          Outback does have large sweet potatoes just like Roadhouse Grill.

          Not bad Sweet Potatoes there, I guess its hard to mess those up!

          1. re: MaryT
            tastycakes Aug 16, 2007 07:47 AM

            actually, sweet potatoes and yams are two different species. in america the term yam is incorrect but is often used instead of sweet potato. they are distant relatives, but are no more closely related to each other than they are to a standard potato.

          2. re: Das Ubergeek
            Diana Aug 16, 2007 07:36 AM

            Sadly, that's too long of a drive for a potato. Is there one at a Mitsuwa closer to the SFV?

          3. Emme Aug 15, 2007 11:28 PM

            firehouse in venice
            bite on washington
            native foods
            claim jumper ( i know)
            quincy's bbq on ventura
            western smoke house
            souplantation (sadly...)

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            1. re: Emme
              Diana Aug 16, 2007 07:37 AM

              by sabor, do you mean sabor a mexico?

              1. re: Diana
                Emme Aug 16, 2007 12:01 PM

                on 3rd st.

                they have twice baked sweet potato skins, but if you ask, they will do a plain baked sweet potato (since they have them and they do regular baked potatoes as well).

                1. re: Emme
                  Diana Aug 16, 2007 12:12 PM

                  on third WHERE exactly?

                  1. re: Diana
                    Emme Aug 16, 2007 08:24 PM

                    gone... it was near orlando... my apologies... i went with my ex a lot, but kind of avoided the area once we broke up.

              2. re: Emme
                Emme Aug 18, 2007 12:10 AM

                one more... full o' life cafe and market on magnolia in burbank

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