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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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    mingvg Oct 10, 2013 09:53 AM


    1. juliejulez Nov 9, 2012 06:40 PM

      Here in CO my organic Jewels have been fine.

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

        No problems here....

        1. chefj Nov 9, 2012 04:01 PM

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

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            kseiverd 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.

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              Jimmyhahat1978 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 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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