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Nov 16, 2012 09:58 AM

Freezing Sweet Potatoes

Where I live sweet potatoes are 18 cents a pound this week for Thanksgiving, down from nearly a dollar a pound, thus a very good time to get some in the freezer for future reference. Here is a quick, easy way to freeze them. Choose the biggest ones. Put them all in a big pot, cover with water, and boil until you can stick a fork or paring knife into them. Drain. Let them cool. The peelings will then slip off easily. Mash them with a can of crushed pineapple. They mash so easily that you don't need any special equipment---even a big spoon will do. Freeze in quantities suitable for your meal. You can then just zap this or if you are a marshmallow person you know what to do.

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  1. I just peeled way too many sweet potatoes. I think I'll give this a try! I assume you can freeze them without the pineapple? I've never heard of pineapple with sweet potatoes, but it sounds good!

    1. Sweet potatoes can also be baked or partially baked instead of boiled to freeze; when baking completely, proceed with recipe after cooking to freeze

      1. I really like roasted sweet potatoe - fries and cubes...would the parboiling and crisping in the oven work?