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Sweet Potato Recipes – Alphabet of Vegetables (Yam Recipes)

Sweet Potato Recipes
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SWEET POTATOES: THE BASICS
Sweet potatoes are a "root vegetable". Only two varieties are widely grown, the Beauregard and the garnet. The Beauregard can be stored for long periods and so is less expensive, usually these are labeled "sweet potatoes". The garnet is more perishable and more expensive but it's my favorite, the flesh is more orange, the flavor more sweet. In the U.S., chances are that what people call "yams" and even what supermarkets label "yams" are really sweet potatoes. A nearby international grocery carries real yams from Africa, a staple food there; one year I cooked them side by side, just for fun, see Food Experiments: Meet the Yam Man. But farmers markets and CSAs are bringing new sweet potatoes to the market. Saveur has a great photo gallery of different varieties, you might enjoy Sixteen Shades of Sweet.

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How to bake sweet potatoes in the oven
How to make a Sweet Potato Casserole
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How to stir-fry sweet potatoes
Analysis Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories?

SWEET POTATO NUTRITION ESTIMATE

Per 1/4 pound: 102 Calories; 0g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 40mg Sodium; 23g Carb; 4g Fiber; 7g Sugar; 2g Protein; Weight Watchers Old Points 1 & PointsPlus 1

PERSONAL FAVORITES
My Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes (with photos, all in one place)

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