Boiling may actually retain most of the antioxidant power of sweet potatoes, compared to roasting and steaming. This ensures they will cook evenly, with no tough spots. This innovative hack is a lot easier than you would think. I decided to roast these as recommended and to speed it up I quartered them lengthwise and added a couple of cubes of homemade chicken stock from the freezer, a dab of olive oil and salt and they were divine. You can also cut sweet potatoes in halves instead of cubes and boil them that way for 30-45 minutes. Oh my goodness, I can only imagine how wonderful they must be cooked in the earthenware pots! wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy Japanese sweet potatoes: Buy our best-selling e-cookbook for 33 more easy and simple recipes! You may have to cook a sweet potato slightly longer if it's not done after 20 minutes. Don’t even need to wrap them in foil! Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 501,682 times. For added nutrients, leave the skin on when you boil sweet potatoes. Such a wonderful treat on a chilly autum night. They won't turn brown the same way regular potatoes do. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Nate and I really love them, but they are kind of hard to find. It said better to peel, "The entire process was well explained and detailed with great pictures. Sweet potatoes are no different. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Calorie Goal 1,887 cal. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel the skin off. Southern Living is part of the Meredith Home Group. Once I discovered how delicious Japanese sweet potatoes are, I ordered a whole bunch from my CSA. When they are cooked, sweet potatoes can be placed in the refrigerator for up to three days, or used within an hour or two without needing refrigeration, especially if you are reheating them. I mentioned them quickly in a weekly menu post previously, Olivia Munn thinks they are the fountain of youth. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. 93 % 27g Carbs. Log Food. Japanese sweet potatoes are widely available at Asian markets across America today and can be enjoyed in a very simple manner. Taking the time to bake in the oven at 325-350° is the next best thing. Then roasting only takes about 20 minutes and each piece has a little caramelization on the outside and is soft on the inside. For a real time saver, either cooked them covered in water in a pressure cooker on high (15psi) for 7 minutes or on a rack steamed. For detailed information about the health benefits of potatoes, read “The Starch Solution” by Dr. John McDougall. We found Japanese sweet potatoes to have a buttery, almost squash-like flavor that is divine and their texture is a little bit different than other sweet potatoes. 0 %--Fat. And these delicious, hearty, and classic recipes all require one ingredient: cooked sweet potatoes. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Serving Size : 4.5 oz (130g) 113 Cal. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored.