Although the leaves and shoots are also edible, the starchy tuberous roots of the sweet potato are by far the most important product. Prepared by boiling, they are often then mashed and can be combined with other vegetables such as carrot as a side dish or a pie topping. Baked sweet potatoes are an alternative to baked potatoes. Sweet potato fries or chips are another common preparation, and are made by julienning and deep frying sweet potatoes, like French fries.
You can also make wonderful sweet potato chunky 'fries' by cutting the potato into thick chips and then cooking them in an over at 180C Fan in a little rapeseed oil and sprinkled with ground cardamom and chilli flakes. Takes about 25 - 30 mins cooking time.
Perfect for ... Mashing and as an amazing side dish.
Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated container
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