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AussieChick
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Cindy
Bend Oregon
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Posted - Feb 22 2024 :  09:31:21 AM  Show Profile
Well, I just learned that February 22nd is "National Cook a Sweet Potato Day".
Did you know??:-
* North Carolina leads all other states in sweet potato production, producing 45% of the national supply;
* Mississippi is second with 20%. Vardaman, Mississippi has been proclaimed as the "Sweet Potato Capital of the World". They hold the National Sweet Potato Festival annually the entire first week of November.
* The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system, and bone growth. Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium, and vitamin C.

Here's a recipe that you might like to try:-

Cumin-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Sage
4 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp coarse salt
1 tbsp cumin seeds, crushed
1 stick butter, softened
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh sage leaves

Preheat the oven to 375F. Wash & scrub the potatoes. Mix together salt & cumin. While skins are still damp, rub all over with salt mixture. Bake directly on oven rack 1 hour, turning once to crisp evenly on all sides.
Meanwhile, for spiced butter, in a bowl stir together softened butter, maple syrup, and crushed red pepper. Roll into a log using waxed paper and chill.
Place sage leaves on oven tray & crisp in the oven for 2-5 minutes.
Cool potatoes 5 minutes. Slice open lengthwise. Top with about a tbsp of spiced butter and a few sage leaves.


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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2024 :  09:46:58 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Cindy for letting us know and for the recipe. My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is baked in the oven.

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StitchinWitch
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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Feb 22 2024 :  10:48:02 AM  Show Profile
I like to boil and peel them and mash with butter and cinnamon.

Judith

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Wanda Sue
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Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
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Posted - Feb 22 2024 :  10:50:53 AM  Show Profile
Did not know this Cindy, but thanks for sharing. I am looking for new ways to cook sweet potatoes, and this recipe sounds very good.

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
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Posted - Feb 24 2024 :  4:19:28 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message
I didn't know either. I really like sweet potatoes and I'm happy with just butter and salt on them. We also do like sweet potato "french fries" which are actually baked in the oven. When we cook burgers at home that's what we have with them. Yummy!
CJ

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Edited by - ceejay48 on Feb 24 2024 4:19:50 PM
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