Looking for interesting ideas (read: not fries or pie or pureed) for sweet potatoes?

My CSA sent way more than I know what to do with and I'd hate for them to go to waste. Thank you!!

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Kristen W. November 15, 2019
Three words: sweet potato biscuits! Yum! (OK four words.)
 
Happygoin November 15, 2019
Excellent idea, Kristen! I love Sweet Potato Biscuits...slathered with honey butter.
 
Happygoin November 14, 2019
I love to cut them into large-ish spears, bake them, then slather them with honey mixed with gojuchang. Sweet, spicy-hot and delicious.
 
HalfPint November 14, 2019
I like to roast sweet potatoes, along with other root vegetables.

Would recommend also making coconut-based curry (like Thai or Japanese curries) with sweet potatoes. The sweetness pairs well with the curry mix.
 
boulangere November 14, 2019
Too many sweet potatoes: lucky you! One of my favorite dinners is to bake a sweet potato, halve it, then top it with whatever stew-ish thing I have on hand. Recent adventures in lentil-farro stew, Cuban-style black beans, and what I call Cowboy Beans come to mind. I top that with some Greek yogurt, fresh lime, and hot sauce (Cholula is king). The other half goes to work with me the next day, scooped onto a salad.
 
Nancy November 14, 2019
Here are a few ways I like to cook and eat sweet potatoes -
1) SALAD. Boil or roast the sweet potatoes, peel and cube. Scatter them over a bed of assorted dark or bitter greens (arugula, watercress, romaine), top with pomegranate seeds, walnuts and a classic vinaigrette;
2) instead of or alongside regular potatoes in kugel - SAVORY CASSEROLE from middle-European and Ashkenazi Jewish cooking. Can be vegetarian or with meat ingredients – chicken fat, beef, etc.
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/204133/old-fashioned-potato-kugel/
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/potato-kugel-arthur-schwartz-passover-recipe.html
3) instead of or alongside regular potatoes in TSIMMES, A SWEET CASSEROLE with many root vegetables. Can be vegetarian or made with brisket or short ribs.
https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/stovetop-tzimmes/
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grandma-ethels-brisket-with-tzimmes-231787
 
Nancy November 14, 2019
PS Raw or cooked sweet potatoes may be frozen up to a year.
 
Brinda A. November 14, 2019
hi renee! this ottolenghi recipe (https://food52.com/recipes/31736-sweet-potatoes-with-orange-bitters) and this ottolenghi-inspired recipe (https://food52.com/recipes/74268-ottolenghi-fied-sweet-potatoes) both pack a TON of flavor and do something different (and inspiring!) with sweet potatoes. i hope you love them as much as i do!
 
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