The sweet potato is the sweet cousin of the classic potato which is cultivated in tropical regions of the globe. Whether you prefer the sweet potato with white flesh (more floury) or with orange flesh (taste rather close to the pumpkin), you always appreciate its delicately sweet flavor and its pretty color, and this as well as in starter, dish or dessert!
But beware, the sweet potato is not only a pretty color and a good sweet flavor: it is also a very interesting source of vitamin A, minerals, and antioxidants. Moreover, the darker the flesh of the sweet potato is, the richer it will be in antioxidants… The icing on the cake: in spite of its sweet taste, the sweet potato is not very caloric. Jackpot!
But to enjoy its tender and melting flesh, you still need to know how to cook it. That’s good, we give you 10 ways to cook sweet potatoes!
In autumn, sweet potato steals the show from the not-sweet potato in the kitchen! And the first recipe you think of making with potatoes is often mashed potatoes. That’s good, sweet potatoes are just great mashed! All you have to do is peel it, cut it into pieces, and steam it for 20 minutes. Then, we crush it with a little butter (or oil) and cream, add salt and pepper, and… yum!
If the classic potato has its gratin, there is no reason why you can’t also cook the sweet potato in a delicious gratin. Especially since the recipe remains quite similar: potato, cream, milk, butter, nutmeg, and a dish that goes in the oven! And as for tasting, it is always a delight, perfect to accompany meat for a good autumn or winter meal…
We all know about potato soup, and we must admit that after all these years, it no longer makes us dream too much. Fortunately, with the sweet potato, we are going to vary the pleasures! Indeed, the sweet potato is simply perfect in soups or light velvets, where it goes very well with autumn vegetables such as pumpkin, carrot, or butternut.
Here is a simple way to enjoy sweet potatoes: peel them, cut them into small cubes, and fry them for half an hour in a pan with oil. The sweet potato will be tender and tasty, a real treat. According to our taste, we can also add spices such as paprika, ras el hanout, thyme, etc.