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Freezing Sweet Potatoes

Querencia Nov 16, 2012 09:58 AM

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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    charlesbois RE: Querencia Dec 8, 2012 05:53 PM

    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. Cherylptw RE: Querencia Dec 8, 2012 06:44 PM

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

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        rtms RE: Querencia Dec 8, 2012 08:00 PM

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

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