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Can u substitute a sweet potato for a white potato in a soup recipe?

asked by supersuki over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

What's the soup?

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added over 3 years ago

I think it depends on context and application. What kind of soup? While a sweet potato would be totally incongruous in something like a white clam chowder, in a tomato-based veggie soup, it might actually be fresh and interesting, given its sweetness.

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added over 3 years ago

I think it depends on context and application. What kind of soup? While a sweet potato would be totally incongruous in something like a white clam chowder, in a tomato-based veggie soup, it might actually be fresh and interesting, given its sweetness.

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added over 3 years ago

It's a spinach and zucchini soup -- veg broth based.

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ATL
added over 3 years ago

A good question for yourself is whether you would add carrots to this. Both would add sweetness not in line with the original soup. If sweet tones wouldn't bother you, then go ahead. But of the idea of carrots grosses you out in the soup, omit the sweet potato.

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ATL
added over 3 years ago

Also you could omit the white potato totally, or add some kind of grain.

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added over 3 years ago

Thank you! This particular recipe calls for all the ingredients to be blended in the end. I'll skip the grains this time but I like the idea for next time.

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added over 3 years ago

Thanks!

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added over 3 years ago

I think it would be fine

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SKK
added over 3 years ago

Sweet potatoes are of course sweet and are have a lot of fiber. The texture may be mealy. Personally I would not exchange sweet for white. And there are a lot of wonderful recipes specifically for sweet potatoes/yams that would be great.

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added over 3 years ago

I personally wouldn't exchange it but if u want to switch it up. Maybe butternut squash?