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Old 30-01-2015, 09:33 PM
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Ok, I'm 71 and this week I bought some sweet potato's for the first and last time.

I have to admit this comes under the heading of foreign food as far as I am concerned, I can't really see what it is good for!

It doesn't make a good chip, it doesn't roast properly, not much good as a mash, in fact however you cook it something tastes and feels wrong about it.. no matter what I do to it I can't make it taste like a spud.. Why on earth do they call it a sweet POTATO.

I reckon when they discovered this some foreigner was eating it and the explorer couldn't understand the local name for it, probably Darwin, he had a habit of saying things just to upset people..

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But..............potatos are foreign food
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No, but its nice cut and fried or mashed .............. crap roasted though
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You don't know nuffink..

You will be saying tea is a foreign drink next..

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You will be saying tea is a foreign drink next..

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Yeah, plenty of water here... Oh wait.. Leeks!

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I would guess that it is called a sweet potato because it is tuber similar to the good old spud. I've tried sweet potato too and didn't enjoy it....
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The error is in thinking of it as a potato that is sweet, rather than a sweetpotato. They are great with salad.... ah well, never mind..........
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Salad...................Nope, never heard of it.
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So Gran,

You are saying "No need to waste it, use it to feed rabbits"

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cut in wedges,drizzeled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and chillie flakes then roast...great with steak
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I find mixing Potato and sweet potato, with olive oil makes the best combo for mash.
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cut in wedges,drizzeled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and chillie flakes then roast...great with steak
you can do the same with celeriac
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I find mixing Potato and sweet potato, with olive oil makes the best combo for mash.

you can do the same with dogshite
Would taste just as good.....
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Sweet potatoes are wonderful... you bloody heathens..
Sliced and sprinkled with herbs and salt then roasted...

Cut into small chunks and put into a beef casserole, or used to richen up a stew... wow, we eat them almost every week... along with butternut squash... couldnt live without them...

Mmmm a huge pan of roasted veg... carrot, potato, sweet potato, butternut squash, mushrooms, onion chunks, and large chunks of courgette, all sprinkled with garlic flakes, herbs and salt n pepper and drizzled with good olive oil.... yummy..
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You, who eateth of the sweet potato are the heathens.....
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Sweet potatoes are wonderful... you bloody heathens..
Sliced and sprinkled with herbs and salt then roasted...

Cut into small chunks and put into a beef casserole, or used to richen up a stew... wow, we eat them almost every week... along with butternut squash... couldnt live without them...

Mmmm a huge pan of roasted veg... carrot, potato, sweet potato, butternut squash, mushrooms, onion chunks, and large chunks of courgette, all sprinkled with garlic flakes, herbs and salt n pepper and drizzled with good olive oil.... yummy..
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Dad couldn't cook, he only ate food if it was burnt.........there was never any point telling him how sweet-potato could be served!! I like it mashed with squash, and mash-mellows melted into it.
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Wendy, You are as mad as John!.... marsh mallows??? did John teach you how to cook then?
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