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KimonoKat
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I am a big fan of the "white" variety of sweet potatoes.  I've never cared that much for the jewel variety.

Mr. KK just made me divine mashed sweet potatoes last night.  What he did different was, while the skinned sweet potatoes were boiling, he put a single, big clove of garlic in the water.  When it was time to drain them, he removed it before mashing.

For those of you who don't want to use soy or rice milk to mash up with your potatoes, consider just using a bit of the water they were boiled in.  Works great.

I still have trouble transitioning off of butter to ghee when it comes to mashed sweet potatoes, and it's one of the few infrequent neutrals* that I allow myself.

*In the Health Series Books, butter becomes an infrequent neutral, allowed once every two weeks or ideally, not at all.


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yes, I love the taste!
ghee works for me....haven t had butter in a long time!

all the butter I buy get s done into ghee.


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One way to transition from butter to ghee is to use some salt in the food that you put ghee in.  But I'm not knockin' Mr. KK's recipe!  It sounds magnificent!    (Hope he's feeling better.)



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One way to transition from butter to ghee is to use some salt in the food that you put ghee in.  But I'm not knockin' Mr. KK's recipe!  It sounds magnificent!    (Hope he's feeling better.)


Mr. KK doesn't like ghee (and we use a lot of salt to begin with), so he usually has to make a separate portion of things for me with ghee, and then with butter for him.  One thing at a time.

Mr. Kk is doing great.  He passed his stone!  Tiny thing; about 2mm if that.


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Thanks for the thought of adding garlic to the sweet potatoes as they cook...  I usually cook them whole and peel them just before I eat them.  Of course, if I peeled and cubed them, they would cook faster.

I have been sauteing onions in ghee and topping my mashed sweet potato with a generous portion of onions.  Sometimes I also add some cranberry, blueberry, pineapple and fig compote for a bit of sour contrast and color!


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Sweet potato is one of my very favorite vegetables, and what's better, it likes me too (as my Grandmom used to say, meaning that the food did not hurt her)!

Kk,
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I have been sauteing onions in ghee and topping my mashed sweet potato with a generous portion of onions.  Sometimes I also add some cranberry, blueberry, pineapple and fig compote for a bit of sour contrast and color!




That sounds sooo deliciousssssssssss !!!

Which type of onions do u use ?
Do u make ur owm compote ?

Thanks for the idea  


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That sounds sooo deliciousssssssssss !!!

Which type of onions do u use ?
Do u make ur owm compote ?

Thanks for the idea  

I prefer sweet onions, but I use white, or yellow as well!

Yes, I make the compote...  I use:
12 oz. bag cranberries
       - purchased fresh, then frozen so we have them available throughout the year.
20 oz. can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 or 3 fresh figs - frozen for later use.

Cook it all together (slowly) until the cranberries pop and the figs fall apart.  Use it hot or cold.  I've used it as jam, a topping for yogurt, as well as the sweet potato topping...



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Oh YUM!


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are mashed s.potatoes = potatoepurrée

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are mashed s.potatoes = poatoepurrée


Oui.

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merci  ma bien chère ....ooo yesss here it becomes more yummi than normal patates
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kk, you don't like the jewel yams?  What about garnet?  I LOVE both!  I don't think I've seen the white variety of sweet potato.

Anyway, my fave way to prepare them is to cut them up (in half is fine, or into somewhat smaller pieces) and roast them in a pot with meat and other veggies, including garlic and onion.  You just place them around the meat in the pot.  It is great if you slow-cook everything at a low temp of about 325 for HOURS, but if you cook it at 350 for an hour and a half or so, that works, too.

They come out carmelized and having absorbed some of the fat from the meat (O's say "Amen!"), and the flavors from the garlic and onions.  Ummmmmmmmm!  You can either use ghee (or butter) and salt on them, or simply drizzle a little of the drippings from the bottom of the pot on top of them.  Can I get an amen?

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Amen.   And yummilicious.

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The "white"variety are basically brownish with a hint of orange on the outside...or tanish looking, and the meat inside is cream colored.  They are the only sweet potatoes we eat, we prefer them over all others.  We tried the tiny ones in asian markets that have a purple cast/lines in the middle; didn't like those much at all.

My favorite way is mashed, or cut into 1/2" cubes in Mr. KK's wonderful beef or lamb stews.  My second favorite is sweet potatoe fries.


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My favorite way is mashed, or cut into 1/2" cubes in Mr. KK's wonderful beef or lamb stews.  My second favorite is sweet potatoe fries.

Ummmm!  Sweet potato fries!  Yeah, man!  Also, the little cubes in the stew is a great idea because not only does the flavor marry well with the beef but the sweet potatoes in little cube form will tend to thicken up the stew a little, too.

Sounds like the KK Bunch (orignially wrote "KK Clan", but that did NOT sound right **!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) eats very well indeed.  I wish we had one of those whatever-the-name-was Burger drive-in places here that you describe, that wraps the burger in romaine lettuce.  Ummmmmmmmm.  California dreamin'...



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I wish we had one of those whatever-the-name-was Burger drive-in places here that you describe, that wraps the burger in romaine lettuce.  Ummmmmmmmm.  California dreamin'...



You are thinking of In-&-Out Burger.  They don't use romaine, unfortunately.  It's head lettuce.  BUT, they do use at least 2-3 leaves on each side of the burger.  What we usually do, is make sure we have a bag of TJ's "Just the Leaves" Romaine, so we can add our own romaine leaves.  I have to say, that In & Out Burger's beef is quite tasty.



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Thanks for posting the suggestion about mashing the sweet potato with the water that it's cooked
in. I will try that, I have used milk and soy milk but would prefer not to.

I add chopped walnuts to my mashed sweet potato, that's good, too.

Mashed is the only way I can eat them, I don't like the 'fibers' but they
seem to disappear when they're mashed really well.
I love 'em though, and I eat them very often.
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Yes, I make the compote...  I use:
12 oz. bag cranberries
       - purchased fresh, then frozen so we have them available throughout the year.
20 oz. can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 or 3 fresh figs - frozen for later use.


Sounds great...thank you for sharing.

Alia


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Thank you for sharing your husband's mashed sweet potato tips with us, KimonoKat.

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Just finished reading this thread.  I have never tried them mashed.  But I am now hungry for sweet potatoes so I am off to microwave one.  YUM!  

Thanks for making me hungry.  


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Mashed is the only way I can eat them, I don't like the 'fibers' but they
seem to disappear when they're mashed really well.
I love 'em though, and I eat them very often.


I don't like the stringy fibers that some varieties have, either.  I've found that there are several types of sweet potatoes around here, and they all have different textures and tastes.  I recommend you shop around to different stores if you have to, and try different varieties until you find one you like better.



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I prefer sweet onions, but I use white, or yellow as well!

Yes, I make the compote...  I use:
12 oz. bag cranberries
       - purchased fresh, then frozen so we have them available throughout the year.
20 oz. can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 or 3 fresh figs - frozen for later use.

Cook it all together (slowly) until the cranberries pop and the figs fall apart.  Use it hot or cold.  I've used it as jam, a topping for yogurt, as well as the sweet potato topping...





That's great !!
I thank-u very much  ABJoe


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Sweet potato is one of my very favorite vegetables, and what's better, it likes me too (as my Grandmom used to say, meaning that the food did not hurt her)!


I'm a sweet potato lover myself !!!

That is one dish that I could seriously eat on a daily basis,
it's beyond  delicious

and I'm so glad that it likes u too Victoria, I bet u eat it often

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I add chopped walnuts to my mashed sweet potato, that's good, too.


I also eat sweet potato with walnuts !!


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