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stringy sweet potatoes this year?

mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 11:51 AM

I recently bought some organic garnet sweet potatoes, thinking they would be good because they are in season. I baked them as usual and they ended up and stringy and starchy. Is it the harvest this year or do you think I just got a bad batch? I also accidentally bought and baked one Japanese sweet potato along with the others and it was delicious. But for Thanksgiving I want to go with the traditional orange fleshed variety. Any advice or insight?

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    Jimmyhahat1978 RE: mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 02:48 PM

    In south Louisiana they are fine. You might want to try sous vide the potatoes @ 150 for al least two hours and then baking them.

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      escondido123 RE: Jimmyhahat1978 Nov 9, 2012 10:10 PM

      And do you have an easy, low cost method for us all to use for sous vide potatoes?

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      kseiverd RE: mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 03:03 PM

      Slightly OT, but advice for anyone who is planning to peel them first. Do NOT try to run a messa sweet potato peels down a garbage disposal! TWO T-Days in a row ended up with a clog... even though I thought I gave plenty of water and time for grinding them up.

      1. chefj RE: mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 04:01 PM

        The ones I have been working with are fine. Both Ruby Garnets and Beauregards.

        1. Uncle Bob RE: mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 04:06 PM

          No problems here....

          1. juliejulez RE: mistysfinds Nov 9, 2012 06:40 PM

            Here in CO my organic Jewels have been fine.

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              mingvg RE: mistysfinds Oct 10, 2013 09:53 AM


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