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Obviously, baking is the most common way to cook sweet potatoes in the oven. If you have the time, baking sweet potatoes is a great way to enjoy tender sweet potatoes with crispy skin. To bake sweet potatoes:
Baked Sweet Potato Tip: For soft skins, rub potatoes with shortening or wrap in foil before baking.
RELATED: You could also roast sweet potatoes. See how to roast vegetables here.
If you are crunched for time, cook sweet potatoes in the microwave. They will end up similarly to baked sweet potatoes. Here's how:
Want a way to get the sweet potatoes going that doesn't take your attention or monopolize the oven? Get out your slow cooker. Sweet potatoes end almost like baked sweet potatoes is ones done in a slow cooker. Plan on four medium potatoes in a 4-quart slow cooker, eight in a 6-quart slow cooker. Scrub clean, then:
One of the most common ways to enjoy sweet potatoes is mashed and loaded with all sorts of toppings or as the base of a sweet potato casserole. These sweet potato recipe variations are especially popular come Thanksgiving. In order to get to mashed sweet potatoes you need to know how to boil sweet potatoes.
Mashed sweet potatoes are a vitamin-packed alternative to regular mashed potatoes. Once you've conquered boiling sweet potatoes all that's left is to:
Anyone with an Instant Pot or other multicooker knows the appliance can be used to cook almost everything, including sweet potatoes. Here's how to make mashed sweet potatoes in your multicooker:
Baked sweet potato fries—packed with vitamins A and C—are a more nutritious alternative to regular french fries. Because of this, they make a great side. Here's how to make them:
Tip: Cut each fry to an even thickness. Because sweet potatoes contain more sugar than regular potatoes, they tend to burn easily and cook unevenly if cut too thin.
Sweet Potato Fries Tip: While frying batches, keep finished fries warm in a warm (300°F) oven.