Sweet Potatoes: What a Sweet Deal.

By: Robert Thomson

I don’t think there is anything as easy to grow as a sweet potato. These tubers just seem to spring up with no help at all. In early spring cut a potato in half and place in a bowl of water that is about ¼ inch deep. Wait 2 to 3 weeks and voila you have sprouts. Gently remove sprouts and plant in soil just deep enough to be stable. I have gotten as many as 15 sprouts from 1 potato before. These plants will take very little watering and even less care. I don’t even weed mine! Let grow approximately 5 months then dig with a garden spade.

Now that you know how to grow them let’s figure out how to cook them. Each sprout that you plant will produce up to 10 actual vegetables. So you see you’ll have plenty to work with. There are many different ways to use a sweet potato. The easy way possibly is to simply bake it.

While simple this is also delicious. All you need to do is: Preheat your oven to 350°. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil. Stab the potato with a fork repeatedly. Place tuber on the cookie sheet and bake until a syrupy substance begins to leak out. Add a little butter and brown sugar and serve.

Another easy to make recipe is fried sweet potato sticks. First you should peel and julienne the potato. Then deep fry it, similar to a french fry. Shake on a bit of cinnamon sugar and they are ready for the table.

Last but not least, sweet potato casserole. For this recipe I peel 5 or 6 spuds and place them in a baking dish. Bake at 350°until tender. Once they are cooked I mix the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of butter and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread into 9in. pie pan. Mix ¼ cup brown sugar and ½ cup chopped pecans and spread over sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350° until sugar is melted.

Sweet potatoes are such a simple vegetable both to grow and to eat. In today’s world a little simplicity goes a long way.

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