Old  January 26th, 2018, 6:01pm     #1
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Extremely large sweet potatoes
Does anyone bake really huge sweet potatoes?

I have a few .. they are not only long, but fat in the middle.. normally I can bake one at 425 for 1 1/2 hours ( normal size ) .. the large one I did today was in the oven for 2 1/2 hours and still had some hardness in the thickest center part!

I tried boiling and mashing, which take normal potato boiling time.. but we don't like them that way.

These are grown by a relative.. and they are great .. and better if I knew a trick to baking them!

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  Old  January 26th, 2018, 6:17pm     #2
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You should be able to find many recipes on the web. Here's one:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9209/so...weet-potatoes/

I always liked them prepared with marshmallow creme

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  Old  January 26th, 2018, 7:33pm     #3
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I would cut them in half lengthwise, brush the cut side with olive oil, wrap in foil, and bake as usual. I make a variation on this recipe regularly for brekkie http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/...osemary-331757

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  Old  January 26th, 2018, 7:47pm     #4
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Great!! I see a few recipes I'd like to try.. basically, it'll have to be cut to cook easier..

The one I baked tonight, hubby and I had one half of one end.. I split the potato in half... we have two more meals left!!! They are soooo huge!! and this was only the 3rd largest one! I think the largest is twice this size! like half a football!

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Love that size for sweet potato fries

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  Old  February 10th, 2018, 11:35am     #6
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they are hard to cut long ways

I would suggest cut in discs and put in foil in oven, brush with butter and maybe a little brown sugar.

throw marshmallows in there too if you like those.

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they are hard to cut long ways

I would suggest cut in discs and put in foil in oven, brush with butter and maybe a little brown sugar.

throw marshmallows in there too if you like those.
This does sound interesting!! This is the time I wish I had a slicer!

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Can you start them in the oven and then finish them off in the microwave? If they are really big you could come them in half across the middle (not lenghtwise) and they would probably cook well in the microwave.
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  Old  February 13th, 2018, 9:47am     #9
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Can you start them in the oven and then finish them off in the microwave? If they are really big you could come them in half across the middle (not lenghtwise) and they would probably cook well in the microwave.
I ended up doing that on the one I tried in the oven.. but the nuking to me leaves a different taste sensation than from the oven... even if it's just to soften up some more. It might work better to nuke first, then put it in the oven.

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