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Is there a big difference in the texture of a microwaved sweet potato and a oven baked sweet potato?

asked by XXX-XXX-1029 almost 6 years ago
5 answers 810 views
2ce4531e 275e 4d28 9c0a 00a62172217e  rays 2
added almost 6 years ago

The rap against microwaving any sort of potato is that the micro explodes the starch molecules, changing the texture. A sweet potato baked in the oven will become caramelized and delectable, whereas the microwave cannot caramelize. I'd go with the oven if at all possible.

Fc23ea4b 9ae1 494e 8a6f ba43f6488062  me by barbara tyroler
added almost 6 years ago

I agree. An oven-baked sweet potato is so good, I've never even tried to zap one.

Fd116375 451e 4017 948e fac0f670ad4b  100 0933
added almost 6 years ago

I will speak on behalf of the zapped sweet potato. Mushy, but I like it. The difference to me is really the texture of the potato skin. Nothing beats the crispy skin of a baked potato. The skin of a zapped potato is garbage. But the flesh is fine either way.

F7dc8864 ca47 4dcc b3c3 ac8636375674  10 tiki 253
added almost 6 years ago

If I am rushed, i do both. Zap it for a few minutes to get it started and then bake it to finish it off. Tastes great and better than if you just zap it.

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added almost 6 years ago

I always opt for oven baked, skin never right somehow unless in that hot oven for a length of time. whether wonderful idaho, or sweet potato take the time for the oven oven. and I prefer the white fleshed sweet potato to the orange.