Have you ever tasted sweet potatoes? Their recipes are great.
This delicious food with a sweet taste is widely used in both sweet and savory gastronomy.
In addition, they are very healthy and contain substances that fight cancer and high cholesterol.
Come and be inspired by new recipes.
Sweet potato fries
Do you love french fries? Try this light and healthy option without frying. These are not half-rotten pieces that are more like porridge. These fries are beautifully crunchy!
What will we need
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 4 teaspoons of cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons oil (like coconut)
- ½ teaspoon of granulated garlic
- spray oil
- salt to taste
- Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them into chips.
- Soak them in water for 45 minutes, then drain and dry on a towel.
- Pour half of the chips and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch into a bag (preferably with a zipper), let it puff up a little, seal and shake to coat the sweet potatoes in the starch.
- Repeat the same with the remaining fries and starch.
- Pour the coated fries into a bowl. Add oil and garlic to them.
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil (shiny side down) and lightly spray with oil.
- Spread the fries thoroughly on the tray prepared in this way, leaving spaces between individual fries so that they can “breathe” well during baking.
- Bake at 220°C for about 30 minutes.
- Turn the pan halfway through baking so they cook evenly.
- Salt the baked fries.
These crispy sweet potato fries are perfect for pairing with a homemade grilled hamburger , what do you think? If you are planning to meet friends or family at the barbecue, you will surely delight and surprise them.
Sweet potato fries can also be prepared by frying! A proper frying pan from Tescoma can be useful for convenient frying.
Simple sweet potato puree
Do you want to make a great sweet potato puree that goes perfectly with all meat dishes? Try this super simple sweet potato recipe for kids too. We have a few tips on what to combine it with.
What will we need
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, poke a few holes in them on both sides with a fork.
- Put them in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes at 200°C (Check after 45 minutes).
- After baking, let them cool for 10 minutes, then peel them and put them in a blender.
- Blend until the puree is perfectly smooth.
This sweet potato puree is not only a tasty accompaniment to meat dishes, but also a great choice for baby’s first snacks.
As a snack, you can combine them with apples, carrots, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, strawberries, yogurt, etc.
You can combine the salty version with peas, pumpkin, brown rice, lentils, chicken, beef.
Depending on taste, you can add a little cream, butter, coconut oil, olive or other oil.
Sweet potato soup with carrots
Looking for inspiration on how to use sweet potatoes? Sweet potato soup recipes are simple and very good. This option is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
What will we need
- 1 onion
- 1 teaspoon of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 large carrots
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- 2 cups vegetable (or meat) stock
- 400 ml coconut cream (or coconut milk)
- ¼ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- coriander and black pepper
- Dice the onion, fry it in olive oil, add pressed garlic and let it become vitrified.
- Add cayenne pepper and nutmeg.
- Then add diced carrots and diced sweet potatoes and sauté for a while.
- Pour in the stock, coconut cream, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
- Add peanut butter towards the end and stir.
- Blend the finished soup finely with a stick blender.
- Season with pepper and salt to taste.
- Serve sprinkled with black pepper and (fresh) coriander.
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Creamy sweet potato mash
Sweet potato mash can be combined with other vegetables, it is simple and very good with a good piece of meat such as steak, turkey breast or fish. Taste it.
What will we need
- 7 small to medium sweet potatoes
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- ⅓ cup finely chopped spring onions
- ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 small clove of garlic
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon of virgin olive oil
- Boil water for the sweet potatoes. For now, peel, wash and cut into cubes.
- When the water starts to boil, salt it and throw in the sweet potatoes.
- Cook over medium heat until tender (about 9-12 minutes).
- Drain the potatoes thoroughly and mash them to your desired consistency.
- Add almost all of the spring onion, parsley, crushed garlic and stir.
- Add a generous portion of the sour cream (save some for garnish), butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and freshly ground pepper.
- Serve drizzled with sour cream, sprinkled with the remaining spring onions and drizzled with olive oil.
Wondering what to make with sweet potato mash? How about trying a meat roulade recipe in a different way each time ? You immediately have inspiration for several menus ahead.
Sweet potatoes stuffed with chicken in BBQ sauce
It’s the American way! Enjoy the typical stuffed sweet potatoes with creamy chicken meat in BBQ sauce!
What will we need
- 1 kg of chicken breast or chicken thighs
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 300 ml of your favorite barbecue sauce
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
For the salad
- 250 g of chopped cabbage
- 30 ml of mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Wash the sweet potatoes well and pierce each potato 3-5 times with a fork.
- Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork or sharp knife.
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker pot. Add onion, garlic, barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar.
- Cook slowly for 3-4 hours, or until tender.
- Shred the chicken with two forks and toss with the barbecue sauce to coat.
- In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt.
- Add the coleslaw/cabbage and toss to coat well.
- Leave the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and mix again before serving.
- When the sweet potatoes are cooked and soft, use a sharp knife to make a lengthwise cut about halfway down the potato.
- Use a fork to gently open the cut and fluff the potatoes slightly with a fork.
- Take about 60g of chopped chicken and add it to the sliced potatoes and add about 60g of salad to it.
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Sweet potato pie
Have you ever tasted sweet potato pie? Creamy potatoes go well with the filling, which is covered in a crumbly shortcrust pastry, you just have to try it!
What will we need
- 500 g of sweet potatoes
- 320 g of puff pastry
- 125 g of butter
- 250 g of powdered sugar
- 150 ml whole milk
- 3 eggs
- grating nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
- Fill a large pot with boiling water from the kettle, place on the stove and turn on medium-high heat.
- Boil whole, unpeeled sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, until very tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
- Drain well and let cool for 10 minutes, then peel.
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Roll out the dough and line a 23 cm cake tin with it.
- Line with baking paper and fill with beans and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Tip the peeled sweet potatoes into a large bowl with butter and mash with a potato masher until completely smooth.
- Add the sugar, milk, eggs, spices and vanilla and beat until combined.
- Add the sweet potato filling to the crust and smooth with a spatula.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the pastry and top of the pie are golden brown and the center is set.
- Leave to cool completely in the tin.
Where did sweet potatoes come from?
Did you know that sweet potatoes were grown and eaten before the classic “white” potato?
The earliest records of sweet potato cultivation date back to 750 BC in Peru, although archaeological evidence indicates that sweet potato cultivation may have begun around 2500-1850 BC.
By the time Christopher Columbus arrived in the ‘New World’ in the late 15th century, sweet potatoes were well established as a food plant in South and Central America.
Columbus brought the sweet potato back to Spain and introduced it to Europe.
It wasn’t until the 1740s that American colonists began using the term sweet potato to distinguish it from “white” potatoes.
It is believed that Henry VIII. he consumed vast quantities of sweet potatoes, especially spiced sweet potato pie, and Shakespeare mentions them in his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.
You can read more about sweet potatoes in our article!