Monday, August 3, 2015
Japanese Sweet Potato
I haven't, but lately it's all anybody I cross vegan paths with is talking about. Well, I couldn't find them anywhere, until a few days ago when I stopped into the Mustard Seed Market in Akron, OH.
I grabbed two because I wasn't sure how I would feel about them. I'm used to regular sweet potatoes that for me require a ton of doctoring with maple syrup and/or brown sugar.
Hands down, these potatoes are AMAZING! They are so sweet and so flavorful, that they require absolutely nothing to get the happy mouth party started! I was completely blown away at how tasty these potatoes are and totally get what all the hype is about. In fact, they have ruined me for traditional sweet potatoes - they just can't compete.
I cooked them just like I would a regular sweet potato - couple of fork piercings, directly on the oven rack at 400 degrees from anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the size of the potato. This will result in the skin caramelizing adding to the sweetness of the potato. (Yes, the skin is edible & packed full of nutrients.)
Don't be fooled by imposters. Look for potatoes that have purplish, green, yellow or red skin and a buttery colored flesh.
Check it out!