Recipes for Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Purée
5 pounds local sweet potatoes
2 sticks unsalted butter
Salt to taste
Wash the sweet potatoes and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper and place into a pre-heated 400 degree oven for approximately one to one and a quarter hours. When you check the potatoes they should be oozing slightly and soft to the touch. Be careful, the oozing liquid is caramelized sugar and will burn you. Remove from oven when finished and let rest for 5 minutes. Peel the skin of the sweet potatoes off and place half of the potatoes and one stick of butter in a Vitamix blender, add a little salt (to taste). Blend on high until smooth (using plunger attachment). Taste and adjust seasoning. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Ready to serve.
Sweet Potato Fries
3 pounds local sweet potatoes – washed and peeled
3 TBSP olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut the potatoes into approximately 3/8th of an inch French fries. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the cut fries, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place the fries on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the oven. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Time may vary due to your oven, but the potatoes should get caramelized and have good color when ready. Remove from the oven. ready to Serve.
Sweet Potato Chips
1 pound local sweet potatoes – washed and peeled
Vegetable Oil – enough to fill your deep fryer
Shave the potatoes with your peeler until the potato is gone. Preheat the fryer to 275 degrees. Gently sprinkle the sweet potato shaved peelings into the fryer. Carefully stir the chips so they do not stick to each other while they are frying. The chips should take approximately 5 minutes. They will start to turn a little golden brown. Remove from the fryer and place on a sheet tray with many paper towels. Season lightly with salt. Let sit to drain excess oil. Every 5 minutes or so, remove the top layer of paper towel, until the towels are dry.
Serve at room temperature.