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Preparing Sweet Potatos

 



 

Preparing Sweet Potatos

Sweet Potatos have been a healthy staple foods in the Pacific for generations. We show you how to prepare them in different ways.

 

Number of servings:                12                                                              Nutrition Facts

 

Ingredients:                                6 medium potatoes

 

Directions:

  1. Scrub potatoes well; REMOVE all eyes and sprouts.
  2. CUT approximately into 2-inch chunks.
  3. PIERCE each potato several times with a fork.

 

Variations:

MICROWAVE:

  1. PLACE in microwave and COOK on high:
    1. One potato:                 cook 4-6 minutes
    2. Two potatoes:                        cook 6-8 minutes
    3. Three potatoes:           cook 8-12 minutes
  2. COVER and LET STAND 5-10 minutes before serving.

 

RICE COOKER:

  1. PLACE steamer rack into rice cooker.  PLACE about ½ inch of water in rice cooker (not to go over the height of the rack).
  2. PLACE potatoes in automatic rice cooker and cook.
  3. Potatoes are done when rice cooker automatically shuts off.

 

Hints:  Crumpled foil or foil balls may be used instead of a steamer rack. 

Wrapping potatoes individually in ti leaves may result in a desirable flavor.     

 

Jonathan Kiyoshi is showing how to easily steam Sweet Potatos in Rice Cooker:

 

 

TRADITIONAL METHODS:

BAKE:            In oven or toaster oven at 425°F, BAKE for 30-45 minutes\

BOIL:              In a sauce pan/pot, PLACE potatoes.  ADD water to cover potatoes.

                        Bring to BOIL and SIMMER covered for 20-30 minutes.

STEAM:         CUBE or SLICE potatoes.  PLACE in steamer over boiling water.

                        COVER and SIMMER for about 10-15 minutes.

 

ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE FOOD HANDLING TECHNIQUES.

Last Updated: 4/6/2011