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Best Sweet Potato Recipe?

I've seen some interesting recipes for Sweet Potatoes beyond the traditional baked such as sweet potato fries and sweet potato pie but was wondering what the bestsweet potato recipe is? Are there any other variations I can use for the holidays?

Please let me know your bestsweet potato recipes. I don't need the exact ingredients if you don't want to give your secrets away, just a guide of sweet potatoes would be great!


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  1. No need to look further. You can skip the marshmallows.


    1. mashed+chevre+chipotle=sublime

      1. I cube my sweet potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and then brown them a bit in some oil. Then pour cola over the top, about 1/3 of the way up, and drop in a small spoonful of adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo). Cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally and adding liquid if needed. Sweet, salty, spicey and smokey!

        1. mashed with butter and maple syrup

          1. Cubed , tossed wilt olive oil,salt, pepper and garam masala, roasted in oven on a cookie sheet.

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            1. re: CraftyLatvian

              Bake, slice, alternate with Orange slices, drizzle with OJ and Butter, bake again until heated through.


            2. Any Asian groceries near you? For something different try a Japanese or Korean variety of sweet potato. I like these plain, but they also do nicely simmered in a sweet/salty/spice broth (e.g. soy sauce, ginger, sugar etc).


              1. Mashed with chipotle, bacon and maple syrup--and lots of salt.

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                1. Great! thanks for all the new recipe ideas for sweet potatoes! can't wait to try them out...

                  1. I have long felt that the best sweet potato was a simply baked one, long and slow, but here is how I have improved it: SMOKED SWEET POTATOES. Simply scrube sweet potatoes and put on the grill when smoking a ham or boston butt. Not over the fire, but off the fire. Cook for about an hour and half, while smoking. The skin slides off, and the potato is heavenly. I don't even add butter or salt or anything.

                    1. Thinly sliced and alternated with white potatoes the same thickness. Cover with heavy cream and bake until tender.

                      1. New York Times Bacon wrapped sweet potatoes with a bit of maple syrup and thyme

                        1. These thyme and garlic sweet potatoes, from Epicurious, are really good - way more than the sum of their parts:

                          1. here's my new favorite.

                            roasted sweet potato soup

                            1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound)
                            1 large yellow onion
                            1 large granny smith apple
                            1/2 bulb fennel
                            2-3 cloves garlic, peeled
                            2 tablespoons olive oil
                            salt, pepper
                            1 quart chicken or vegetable stock

                            preheat oven to 450-degrees

                            peel sweet potato, onion, apple (core apple) and cut into large chunks. place on baking sheet along with garlic cloves and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

                            roast for 20-30 minutes until vegetables start to caramelize. transfer roasted vegetables to 3-quart sauce pan, add stock and simmer for 20 minutes.

                            let cool and puree. i prefer an immersion blender. but a blender and food processor also work. check for seasoning and serve. freezes beautifully.

                            makes 7 cups.