I used to store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, due to lack of counter space and with the thinking that refrigeration would keep them fresh for a longer period of time. Turns out I was wrong!
Kitchen Fact: The best place to store your sweet potatoes is in a cool, dark place.
Refrigeration changes the structure of the cell walls of sweet potatoes, making them harder to break down. As a result, refrigerated sweet potatoes can remain hard in the middle and take longer to cook.
Instead, store your sweet potatoes at cool room temperature, preferably in a dark place away from light. These sweet potatoes will cook up evenly and be soft all the way through.
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