What to do with 5lbs of sweet potatoes that came in my winter CSA this week?!
Slice toss in olive oil and your choice of herbs. Roast in 375 oven for 45 minutes. If it is too much for you to eat this month, because they will last that long, make mashed sweet potato and freeze for another time.
Make a bunch of sweet potato fries and freeze em'. Double fry them like regular fries then after they cool spread them out on a large baking sheet and pop em in the freezer (to keep them from sticking together). Once they are frozen slide then into a freezer bag and store until you need them. Fry or bake them frozen for great, crispy sweet potato fries.
Merrill has this wonderful mashed sweet potato recipe:
There's also the sweet potatoes anna and sweet potato soup recipes.
You could cut em up, cook down with a little coconut milk, and purée. Then portion into half pint tupperware and freeze. Sweet potato purée is excellent in baking- and can be used to replace eggs. You can make sweet potato muffins, pancakes, cakes...
These are all great ideas! Thanks!
I've got a recipe for sweet potatoes roasted in coffee, garnished with crème fraîche, lime, and spices (paprika, cinnamon).
Make Pies. ;) TNT recipe here: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
They freeze beautifully. Your family will thank you!
You can also cube them fairly small and add them to hash or breakfast burritos. I really like cubes of roasted sweet potatoes in red quinoa salad. With feta, chopped herbs, and maybe even dried cranberries, this is a really lovely and unexpected way to eat them. Of course, the potatoes will probably keep just fine. My grandfather gave me about 20 pounds from his garden last October, and they're doing just fine.
I like to make a sweet potato hash. Render some bacon, saute some onions, carrots and celery, maybe a touch of thyme, in the renderings then add some cubed sweet potatoes with some Yukon Golds, (50/50) a little s&p and cook till yummy, best in a cast iron skillet.( remember you want a bit of crust on there) Garnish with the chopped up bacon. Goes well with a nice pork roast, or on a plate by themselves with a dab of sour cream.
try making homemade sweet potato gnocchi, toss it with butter, sage and roasted hazelnuts. Its one of my favorite comfort food.