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sleepandfood
07-22-2009, 09:43 AM
how do you guys dress up yr sweet potato? i usually treat it like a baked potato and add salt, pepper, lite sour scream, and spray butter. a few weeks ago i went to firebirds (a restaurant) and they had the most amazing cinnamon butter on theirs (i had that on the side).

so, i'm eating one for lunch and want to spice it up a bit!


CamiToo
07-22-2009, 09:49 AM
I bake or microwave sweet potatoes and add a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg.

evilwomaniamshe
07-22-2009, 10:14 AM
I nuke my sweet potatoe in the microwave, after poking it with a fork, when done I slice it open and add 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter! Yup, it is ooey, gooey melted warm goodness!


Renacer
07-22-2009, 11:31 AM
I like mine with a little bit of butter and some cinnamon.

Also with some garlic, salt and pepper. Yumm!

Glory87
07-22-2009, 11:40 AM
I love them plain. I bake them in the oven for over an hour (depending on the size of the sweet potato) so the sugar in the skin caramelizes. They are just naturally sweet and wonderful to me.

pintobean
07-22-2009, 11:52 AM
I've made these sweet potato/yam fries (http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=57) several times and we love it.

Glory, at what temperature do you bake it at?

Renacer
07-22-2009, 11:57 AM
I love them plain. I bake them in the oven for over an hour (depending on the size of the sweet potato) so the sugar in the skin caramelizes. They are just naturally sweet and wonderful to me.

Last weekend we did a BBQ and I sneaked in a sweet potato, it's true I didn't need anything on it and it was delicious.

sleepandfood
07-22-2009, 11:59 AM
baking in the oven compared to the microwave makes such a difference. i love the peeling after it's been cooked in the oven. but it does take much longer. i usually bake mine for an hour at 350 F.

murphmitch
07-22-2009, 12:19 PM
I add cinnamon and a little butter spray, maybe a tiny dollop of low fat sour cream.

JulieJ08
07-22-2009, 01:25 PM
To be honest, I like mine plain! I really enjoy it.

Glory87
07-22-2009, 04:03 PM
400 - until the sides squeeze easily.

devadiva
07-22-2009, 04:46 PM
I just read to put salsa on it though I must say I haven't tried it but I eat salsa on everything else. Usually salt and pepper but cinnimon sounds great!!
Also I never saw this catagory before will be checking it out I LOVE FOOD if if I am mostly eating it plain and fresh these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tommy
07-22-2009, 10:11 PM
There is a Bobby Flay recipe somewhere that bakes the slices in cream and chipotle peppers (the ones en adobo with the sauce). The contrast of sweet and spicy is great. The healthy version I have tried is to top the baked sweet 'tater with yogurt or sour cream (no,low or whatever fat content works for you) that has been pre mixed with some of the chipotle.

azmom
07-24-2009, 03:07 PM
They are yummy drizzled with a small amount of honey!

bacilli
07-25-2009, 09:39 AM
I mix cumin and chopped chipotles in adobo into soy yogurt for my sweet potato. I also make fries seasoned with cumin, chipotle powder, and garlic, then bake them.

nanj
07-25-2009, 09:52 AM
I have this thing about jalopena poppers that come from Walmart. So I stopped in to get some of them for me and my GKs and low and behold they had mashed sweet potatoes. I hate them! BUT, my DH loves the darn things. I got about a cup of them for him and he really liked them. I'll bet they were full of butter and what not, but couldn't have been any worse than deep-fried poppers!!!! I make a slimmed down version of a sweet potato casserole with skimmed evaporated milk, egg whites and light butter. Has a Whey low gold and pecan topping on it. My DH likes SF Carmel ice cream sauce on his baked sweet potato.

whispers
07-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Today we had baked sweet potatoes and I split mine used french onion laughing cow cheese and bacon salt. Yum!!!!

Pita09
07-25-2009, 10:37 PM
I slice and bake mine with spices such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flake. Sometimes I use Italian seasonings and a Parmesan cheese.

SunshineCA
07-26-2009, 03:15 AM
There is a Bobby Flay recipe somewhere that bakes the slices in cream and chipotle peppers (the ones en adobo with the sauce). The contrast of sweet and spicy is great. The healthy version I have tried is to top the baked sweet 'tater with yogurt or sour cream (no,low or whatever fat content works for you) that has been pre mixed with some of the chipotle.

Here ya go:

Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay

Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
hr min
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 min

Level:
Easy

Serves:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

* 2 cups heavy cream
* 1 heaping tablespoon chipotle pepper puree
* 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1/8-inch thick
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Whisk together cream and chipotle puree until smooth.

In a 9 by 9-inch casserole dish, arrange the potatoes in even layers. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the cream mixture and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, cream, and salt and pepper to form 10 layers.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes, remove cover and continue baking for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the cream has been absorbed and the potatoes are cooked through and the top is browned.

ThickAZChick
08-31-2009, 05:59 PM
Grabbed this from the WW recipes section. I scour this entire site for ideas...please keep in mind, I am a working mom w/ very little time- this recipe is very easy to do and can be done at different time of the day! I threw my sweet potatoes in the oven while getting my girls ready for school, left them to cool and then when I got home in the evening, they were ready for me to make my soup! I love it, have made it two times already!

Sweet Potato Soup
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Don't know if this has been posted before, but I made it the other day and thought it was pretty good.

Sweet Potato Soup

2 large sweet potato(es)
2 cup(s) canned chicken broth, divided
1 tbsp reduced-calorie margarine
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk
1 tbsp chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400F.
Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool, remove and discard skin; chop potatoes.

Combine sweet potatoes and 3/4 cup of broth in a blender or food processor; blend or process until smooth, about 1 minute. Set potato mixture aside.

Melt margarine in a medium-size saucepan; stir in flour and ginger, and then add milk. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Cook 1 minute more and then stir in sweet potato mixture and remaining 1 1/4 cups of broth. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Pour into 4 serving bowls and sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon of pecans.

For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a dash of curry powder with the flour and ginger.Yields about 1 cup per serving.4 Points per Serving