potato can be served roasted, mashed or baked as
an accompanying vegetable or added to stews, soups,
curries, pasta dishes or vegetable bakes. Mashed
sweet potato makes a tasty alternative topping for
shepherd's pie or fish pie.
potatoes can be boiled, baked, roasted or microwaved.
To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the
prepared chunks of sweet potato and cook for 15
- 20 minutes or until tender.
bake sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 200°C,
gas mark 6. Prick the cleaned sweet potatoes several
times with a fork and place in the oven. Bake for
45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on their size, or
roast sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 200°C,
gas mark 6. Par-boil prepared potato chunks for
5 minutes in boiling salted water. Add 150 ml olive
oil to a roasting tin and preheat in the oven for
5 minutes. Add the drained sweet potatoes to the
tin and coat in the oil. Roast for 30 - 45 minutes,
basting occasionally with the oil, until crunchy
and golden brown.
sweet potatoes in the same way as potatoes; wash
thoroughly then pierce the skins in several places
and cook on full power for approximately 8 - 10
minutes for a large sweet potato, or according to
the microwave oven manufacturers instructions.
Serve with soured cream and black pepper.
potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, frost-free
and dry place, but not in the fridge. Remove sweet
potatoes from the plastic bag that they are usually
sold in and transfer to a brown paper bag if possible.