like regular potatoes), boiled, steamed, or yes, deep-fryed. The potatoes are done when they're soft all the way through. Cooked sweet potatoes are great on their own as a side dish, perhaps drizzled with a little butter and sprinkled with herbs. I make a big batch and then add them to frittatas, pastas, soups, salads, pizza, and casseroles all week long. A container of roasted sweet potatoes never goes to waste in my fridge. When buying them, look for tubers that look plump; avoid any that have withered tips or shrunken spots along the length. They are best stored in a dark, cool place at room temperature (or slightly below), and will keep for several weeks. The skin is edible, but can have a rough texture so I usually peel it off before cooking.
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Sweet Potato Recipes to Try:• Sweet Potato, Ricotta, and Arugula Flatbread • Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto • Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs • Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili • Sweet Potato Souffle with a Twist