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dried sweet potatoes?

ramonasaur Jan 18, 2010 06:40 PM

a friend shared some store-bought dried veggies, and strewn among the crunchy dessicated tubers were these thick soft-orange strips and wedges. they had an almost floral flavor, sort of like dried papaya but barely sweet. and they had an elastic, chewy texture, slightly softer than dried mango. i had a hard time participating in the conversation, they were so good.

after she left, i googled dried sweet potatoes. all i got were recipes for vegan dog treats. yuck.

so -- has anybody else tried these?
can you make them at home?
where can you buy them?

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    HLing RE: ramonasaur Jan 18, 2010 08:28 PM

    you can find them in Chinese grocery stores, probably in the same section as the dried mango, dried pineapples..etc. Yes, they can be good, and strangely addictive.

    I may have even seen them in Japanese grocery stores. Actually, the Japanese also have them, but slightly different.

    Good luck!

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      ramonasaur RE: HLing Jan 25, 2010 09:50 AM

      thanks hling!

    2. Cherylptw RE: ramonasaur Jan 25, 2010 10:16 AM

      I dehydrated sweet potatoes that I will be using for a soup or stew but I let them get completely hard so that they could stand up to slow cooking

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