Sweet TATORS ~ How to ??????????

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by triplebq, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Tx
    I have been asked to cook sweet tators .. I don't even eat sweet tators so I need to know how you cook them .

    Thanks for the space
     
  2. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    you can french fry them or bake them like regular potatoes or even mash them. I am not a fan but my whole family likes them especially the french fried ones.
     
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I do sweet 'taters just like I do baking taters-rub with veggie oil or olive oil sprinkle on a little kosher salt and pop 'em in the smoker. How long the will take depends on what else is in the smoker and what temp the smoker is running at. When doing butts, I run the smoker at about 250° and figure about 2-2 1/2 hours for the baking taters. Ribs I do at around 210°-225° and plan on about 3 hours for the taters.

    YMMV (your mileage may vary)[​IMG]
     
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We do them two ways, one way is mashed with maple syrup and chipolte peppers in adobe sauce (or however you spell it) we mash them not very smooth, very good. The other way I do them is cut into french fries, toss in EVOO, chili powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Then bake in a 400* oven, 15 minutes, flip them and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until golden brown. I am gonna try the fries this weekend, but throw them in the turkey fryer. Please note there are two types of sweet taters, the one kind are white they aren't sweet at all, and the others are carrot colored orange, they are the sweet ones, often labeled as yams, they aren't really yams though. You want the orange ones...trust me.
     
  5. You can do it however you want

    Baked, Smoked, Grilled - - served w/ melted butter & brown sugard (I sometimes stuff it w/ sourcream, SnP, & butter)

    Fried - Like French Fries (very VERY VERY GOOD!)

    Boiled (or baked) than Mashed - w/ syrup, brown sugar, cinamon, hot peper flakes(to taste)
     
  6. On a side note (I eat Sweet Potatos almost 2 times a week LOL we love them)... About 2 weeks ago i tried White Sweet Potatos for the 1st time... pretty darn good, but take much longer to cook than that standard sweet...

    This past thanks giving my Aunt made a Jamaican Spicy Sweet Potato Dish... Pretty Spicy... if you'd like i can try to score the recipe for you...
     
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to mash them with salt, pepper, maple syrup, and roasted garlic. You get a sweet, salty, savory thing going that is awesome!
     
  8. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Tx
    OK , I am absorbing all of this and planning on a trip to the store ... thanks and keep'em coming as I am making some recipe cards .
     
  9. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    My g/f loves the things baked like a potato till soft sliced in half with brown sugar and butter...having them tonight with steaks, beef and venison, and a green salad.
     
  10. Sweet Potato Pecan Bread Pudding with Southern Comfort Hard Sauce
    in the dutch oven

    ain't nuthin' better
     
  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thought I posted to this, but can't find it so if repeat sorry.

    Slice them thin about 1/8 to 1/4 inch, fry in a cast iron pan with some butter, cinnamon, and a little ginger; Yum. (pumpkin pie spice works also.

    We also do the baked and mashed versions as already posted.
     
  12. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I slice them lengthwise about 3/8" thick. Mix olive oil with some granulated garlic and a little pepper. Coat both sides with oil and grill until done.
     
  13. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    now ^^ that there sounds Great.on a to do list.and ya, so many ways to cook & good for ya.
     
  14. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I would love to know this recipe. I am a sweet-potato-aholic. [​IMG]
     
  15. Bake them, then mash them with butter and brown sugar.

    Steve
     
  16. For thoughs of you that dont like sweet taters you should try growing your own. They are totally different than when you buy store bought ones being much sweeter. Ive grown them for 3 years now and they are easy to grow. You can buy slips from http://www.tatorman.com/
     

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