The sweet potato - do we have a fan club?

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    They grow like weeds too. I have them along a fence line in my backyard. No maintenance. They just spread and spread.

    Unfortunately I can’t seem to make myself eat nearly enough of them. They just don’t do it for me. My wife and kid could care less also:(
     
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    Love them, BUT I have a preference for Japanese sweet potatoes (satsumaimo); they can reach levels of actual sweetness that FAR surpass all the orange varieties I have tried.
     
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    The way I had them last night, I think the sauce from gochujang might get you some smokey flavor. Then I'd have to ask you what you think of the chickpeas, greens, rice and green onions.

    I confess to liking most foods. If I go fussy it's usually about something just lacking the love in how it was done or more greasy than needed.
     
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    Big fan here. Baked is great. Peeled->cut->steamed and then mixed up with non-sweet vegetables is versatile and quick. Nice option if you don't want to use the oven on a hot day (easy to do outside on the hottest days, too)

    That's pretty neat - I'll try that!
     
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    I'll have to look for those. We (I'm a grocery IT dir) just got some different varieties from an area farm.
     
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    As I wrote, I'm not a fan, but Mrs BDLH knows that gochujang makes everything tastier. That might convince me.
     
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    Love 'em. Made half of my christmas tamales as sweet-potato/chile last year... probably repeat it this year if we don't order out.

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    There's a funny 1 star Amazon review for it where the woman can't understand why people are liking and promoting it because it has a lot of corn syrup and sodium. Think about it. Isn't salted and sugared grease key for most things homo sapiens love?
     
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    Sweet Potatoes...I like 'em!
     
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    +1, We have them 4-5 nights @week. Have come to like them more than the white ones.
     
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    If she thinks corn syrup is the debbil, this one is sweeted with tapioca: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013HB0CC4/?tag=tdpri-20

    But gochujang is a mix of sweet, salty and spicy. Removing the sugar or the salt is like removing one leg from a stool.
     
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    i have a sweet potato every day. butter with oregano and chives!

    play music!
     
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    I yam a fan, too, you sweetie . . .
    ;)
     
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    Sounds interesting, but don't the foil bits get stuck in your teeth?
     
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    I like 'em better than lima beans and politicians, but not much else.
     
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    Love ‘em as chips……………..or fries in US English.
     
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    I like them fine ( and we do love all kinds of veggies), but just not crazy about them.

    I think I think of them as an auxiliary or accent item, rather than embrace them- sorry! It's just that they are very rich/filling/ sweet.

    So a half or quarter of a baked sweet potato, with a lot of butter, salt & pepper, a few times a year, along with other veggies is my speed.

    I don't like them dolled-up with brown sugar, marshmallows etc., and will eat just a few sweet potato fries or chips- just too rich- a little goes a long way, with me
     
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    Always a big part of Thanksgiving dinner here (Thanksgiving was this past weekend in Canada, but we also celebrate US Thanksgiving in November in our house).

    Now they show up on restaurant menus here and we incorporate them at home more at than just for holiday meals. Usually boiled, mashed and then broiled lightly. Sometimes roasted, though.
     
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