I really love sweet potato! The taste is very good and you can make many different recipes with it. In this blog 7 ways to prepare the sweet potato and some variation tips.
Is sweet potato healthy?
Sweet potato (also called sweet potato) is known for being healthy, and it is. It is very nutritious and contains many vitamins and fiber. Just like the regular potato, it also contains a lot of carbohydrates, these are slow and complex carbohydrates so that they are absorbed less quickly by the blood and the blood sugar level remains fairly stable and you feel full for longer. Because there is no peak in your blood sugar level, the sweet potato is also suitable for diabetes patients. Sweet potatoes, in contrast to the regular potato, belong to the vegetables.
White or orange sweet potato
You have white and orange sweet potatoes, but what is the difference and how do you see it on the outside? You can often see this by the color of the skin. White sweet potatoes have a slightly purple skin and the orange variety a brown-orange skin. It doesn’t really matter which one you use, the preparation is the same. Orange sweet potatoes do contain slightly more beta-carotene and the white variety would be slightly sweeter in taste.
What goes well with sweet potato?
Sweet potato is easy to combine with other ingredients and tastes great with, for example, meat, fish, broccoli, bacon, feta, parmesan cheese, salad, yogurt or bell pepper. Sweet potatoes therefore have a slightly sweet taste and therefore combine well with a slightly salty or sour taste as a counterpart. But the sweet potatoes are everyone’s friend and so little can go wrong with them. Look here between all my sweet potato recipes .
How do you prepare sweet potato?
1. How do you roast sweet potato in the oven or microwave?
Sweet potatoes are also ideal for roasting. You can then fill them with a tasty Italian , Greek or Mexican filling . How do you roast sweet potato? Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Wash the sweet potatoes and brush the sweet potatoes (in their skins) with a little oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil, you can also place them on the baking tray without foil, but then some moisture may leak out. Place them in the oven for about 45 minutes. Roast them until done, then check with a skewer whether they are soft on the inside.
Little time? Then pop them in the microwave. Wash the sweet potatoes, pat them dry and place in a microwave-safe dish (never in aluminum foil) and roast the sweet potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn them over once halfway through. Check with a skewer if they are cooked. Let them rest for a few minutes in the dish or wrap them in foil. Tip: you can also roast the potatoes in aluminum foil on the BBQ.
2. How do you roast sweet potato in the oven?
One of my favorite ways to cook sweet potato is in the oven. You peel the sweet potatoes, cut them into cubes of a few cm and mix them in a bowl with a little bit of oil, pepper, salt and herbs such as garlic, paprika and/or thyme. You then bake them for 20 to 25 minutes on a lined baking tray in a preheated oven at 200 degrees. In between, you scoop them through. You can also make tasty sweet potato patatas bravas in this way .
3. How do you grill or fry sweet potato in the pan?
Just like regular potatoes, sweet potatoes can also be peeled and thinly sliced and baked in a frying pan. After about 10 to 15 minutes they are cooked and crispy. Even better is to grill sweet potato in a grill pan, make sure you brush the slices with a little bit of oil and that the grill pan is warm. Then you get nice grill stripes. And don’t forget to season the sweet potato with a little salt and pepper.
4. How do you cook sweet potato?
One of the most obvious ways is simply to cook sweet potato in a pot of water, just like regular potatoes. The preparation method is also the same, so peel and cut into equal pieces and then cook for about 15 minutes. Sweet potato is also perfect for making stew with it, how about sweet potato stew with broccoli and chicken . You can also stew sweet potato cubes in, for example, a curry or soup .
5. How To Make Sweet Potato In A Toaster Or Contact Grill:
This way is not so obvious but is an ideal way to easily and quickly make sweet potato crostinis or sandwiches . This is a tasty and healthy variation on bread. How do you do this? Wash the sweet potatoes well, it is nice to leave the skin on. Cut them into slices of about 3 mm thick, make sure they are the same thickness and preferably use a mandolin. Place them between the contact grill or put them in the toaster and grill them for about 3 minutes until they are cooked. You can grease them very lightly with a little oil in the front of the contact grill.
6. How do you prepare sweet potato in the Airfryer?
The Airfryer is a popular way to prepare ingredients, including the sweet potato. You can peel the sweet potato and cut it into cubes or cut it (with the skin on) into French fries. Heat the Airfryer to 180 degrees and mix the sweet potato cubes or fries with a little bit of oil and sprinkle with some herbs such as pepper, salt, garlic powder and/or paprika powder. Mix well and put in the basket of the Airfryer, make sure it is not too full. Bake the sweet potato for about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness). Toss the basket well in between. Keep in mind that the fries are slightly less crispy than those from the deep-fat fryer.
7. How do you fry sweet potato?
You can also fry sweet potato fries in the deep fryer. Cut the sweet potato into French fries (thick or thin). Pat them dry with a clean tea towel or kitchen paper. Heat the fryer to 170 degrees and slowly put the sweet potato fries in the oil, not too much at once. Bake them crispy for about 8 minutes and let them drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with some sea salt.
Other great ideas include sweet potato gnocchi , sweet potato falafel or sweet potato layered lasagna .
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