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What do you serve with sweet potatoes?

Started 1321406337.387 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1322339883.55 by madcity411

I am going to start eating more of them. Thanks for posting.

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azterry!1321406571.836252 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011valley of the sun,az

I think sweet potatoes go beautifully with pork.

Actually, I like them with anything, but I think their earthy richness compliments pork the best.

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cat231321406695.357388 PostsRegistered 7/22/2005

Sweet potatoes are my favorite. I like mine very simple with a little butter and brown sugar. Enjoy!

colliemom41321406834.0117393 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

You can bake them like a regular potato too if you'd like to eat one like that.

KittyLouWho1321406948.35726542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

I serve them with chicken and broccoli quite often.

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KittyLouWho1321407032.726542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

I eat them most often just baked, plain, without anything on them.

I also like them sliced, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and baked.

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1321407093.35718545 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

Thank you ladies.

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KittyLouWho1321407098.4326542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

Actually served them this past weekend with steak.

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1321407130.9318545 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

I like apple sauce with pork...so good.

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FUTURE1321407214.7112801 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
Butter. ;)

Madisson1321407333.783074 PostsRegistered 10/13/2011SoCal

I just like to take a whole baked sweet potato, slice it in half, and put butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on it. Tastes like you're eating pumpkin or sweet 'tater pie! Smile

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AnikaBrodie1321407365.0216108 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The NE state of mountains and valleys

I also like them with ham. I usually pre-boil, then drain and return to pan. Add brown sugar and butter and brown for a few minutes.

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jackkeepoo1321422524.931571 PostsRegistered 10/23/2007

My mom always said sweet potatoes go with : pork, cabbage & cornbread.

Irshgrl312­011321429637.21317133 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I love sweet potatoes and they are great for you too. My two favorite ways to eat them are baked (like a baked potato) with butter, salt and pepper. I know it sounds strange to some people but I really like them like that. Another way I love them is to prepare them like mashed potatoes with butter a VERY little bit of brown sugar and a bit of cinnamon. I don't like them with a ton of brown sugar or sweet stuff on them. I also love sweet potatoe french fries with honey butter for dipping sauce. I do one stick of butter with about a tsp of honey and put a little bit is a souffle cup to dip the fries into. I also like them just cut up into one inch cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and right at the end a tiny bit of brown sugar. Sorry, that was more than two but I got carried away.

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Grade1Teach1321440710.45310350 PostsRegistered 12/2/2007Long Island

Sweet Potatoes go well with a nice brown sugar ham.

Photo Don­na1321444891.0414305 PostsRegistered 12/26/2005walking the dogs

I bake them and have them like a regular baked potato with just about anything.

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Luv2Decora­te1321446432.466767 PostsRegistered 5/2/2008Floating on Lake Michigan

A friend of mine cooked them on the grill with Tony Chachere's Famous creol Seasoning.

and olive oil. They were fantastic! That sounds so good right now!

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Reiss19801321449006.3538218 PostsRegistered 4/15/2011Central NJ /Freehold// Long island NY

My SIL makes a sweet potato pie with apple and pear filling's and marshmallows on top. The combination of the sweet potato and the fruit fillings is to die for...We our family have it every year.. and every year it gets better and better... she is just the best cook . I love sweet potatoes with lamb chops or roast beef.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup} [yummy}{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

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cookie51321450559.2733848 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007Texas Hill Country

More sweet potatoes!!! Love them on the grill too.

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ncascade1321450996.8074405 PostsRegistered 6/20/2006

I think the best way to prepare them is bake them in the oven--like white potatoes--and then just butter them.

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occaisiona­lrain1321464105.3518053 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

When I make baked potatoes, I always bake a sweet potato/yam too and just put butter and salt and pepper on both of them. I put sour cream on the regular potato along with the salt and pepper.

chrystaltr­ee1321464517.8814010 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

I definitely don't put honey or marshmallows or pineapple on them. Yuk. I've seen people do some horrible things to sweet potatos and yams. I bake them and put a little butter on them. That's the way I like them but my husband and my girls like theirs pan fried.

Rap21321464593.4413235 PostsRegistered 5/24/2006

Are you asking what to serve as a side with sweet potatoes or how to cook them?

I like to cook my sweet potato in the skin in the microwave. Then I slice it open and top with light margarine, Splenda brown sugar blend, and cinnamon. You can also add pecan pieces if you want.

My mother used to boil sweet potatoes, then slice and fry in sugar and butter until crusty brown on the edges. It is good for breakfast.

Additonal sides that go well with sweet potatoes are collard greens and black eyed peas. Any type of cooked green vegetable is good such as collards, turnip greens, spinach or steamed broccoli. They say to eat your colors - here you have orange and green.

Steak houses around here offer sweet potato as a side alternative to baked potato.

occaisiona­lrain1321464638.13318053 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

The person who promoted marshmallows on sweet potatoes belongs in the slammer.

chickenbutt1321472599.9526999 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

I think they go with pretty much anything. I don't use them as a sugary dish, like people used to, though. I either bake them like a regular white potato (served with butter and s&p), or make mashers with them (using butter, s&p, and maybe some hard cheese like parm or asiago).

IMO, it just ruins the whole thing to add a bunch of sugary junk to them. They are so lovely and good on their own.

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