All posts filed under: Sweet Potato

Hello, My Loverlies…

Okay, I know you’re supposed to let fresh sweet potatoes cure for a couple of months before you eat them. It allows the flavors to concentrate, the water evaporate and the sugars develop… But, this year’s Baleful Bounty produced some gargantuan sweet potatoes and  I just couldn’t wait any longer to get into them.. I mean… it  was   huge!  the size of a football    –   no lie! I initially  cooked up a soup-kitchen sized vat of whipped sweet potatoes… and we ate on it for several days. But, as I found out, sweet potatoes on the ready – really isn’t as glamorous as it sounds. They don’t exactly go with everything. I eventually portioned out a bit for now-time and packed the bulk of it away in the freezer for later Holiday uses. My eye caught on a package of pre-cooked, pre-sauced, pre-sliced Jack Daniels BBQ brisket. I’ll be honest, I’m 99.999% of the time completely uninterested in prepackaged foods. It just doesn’t do it for me. I like food that gets me… and …

Curb Market Crawl – White Sweet Potatoes

Back just before the local markets spiraled down into pumpkin holiday hell, I paid a visit to Farmhouse Produce just east of Dahlonega at the intersection of Long Branch and 52 east. I didn’t really expect to find a lot that late in the season, but it never hurts look. Although most of the produce they had was coming from the Georgia Farmers Market in Forest Park, they did have a small crop of  locally grown O’Henry (or Old Henry) White Sweet Potatoes. They’re pretty much a rarity up here, so I snatched up a couple of pounds of taters, a pound of local butter and headed home. O’Henry potatoes are a true sweet potato. Unlike several varieties of white and colored yams that tend to be starchier, drier and less sweet, O’Henrys are exactly like the standard orange varieties that you find in your local market with a rich pudding texture when baked. They will also whip up smooth and creamy without the fibers and strings common in yams. I decided to utilize the …