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Sweet potatoes - why is it worth eating them and how to prepare them?

Sweet potatoes are associated only with one of my favorite childhood stories - Świat According to Ludwiczek. Mama Ludwiczka (Ora) was a huge fan of sweet potatoes. She usually cooked or baked them for special occasions. When I was young, I always wanted to try sweet potatoes, but they were not so popular and even in the largest stores they were unlikely to be available. Fortunately, everything has changed and now each of you can easily buy and try sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables, even though I discovered them only recently. You can eat them in many ways - cooked, baked (I like them the most), sweet and sweet. In addition to taste, they are also very healthy and strengthen immunity, so it's worth to include them in the menu, especially in the autumn and winter (for colder days I recommend especially sweet potato curry or simply baked with other vegetables. It's really simple and a tasty dish that not only saturates, but also warms up perfectly).

Why is it worth to eat sweet potatoes and how to prepare them?

Sweet potatoes became very popular in Poland when it turned out that they are rich in calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and are simply delicious. In the sweet potatoes we find beta-carotene, which is called youth vitamin because it fights free radicals. Sweet potatoes reduce the risk of heart disease as well as cancer. Sweet potatoes are especially indicated for diabetics because they have a low glycemic index and lower blood glucose levels. Interestingly, sweet potatoes contain more lutein than broccoli (which is hated by a lot of people, especially children), spinach (which a lot of people don't like too) or pumpkin. Sweet potatoes not only protect your eyesight, but also have a good effect on memory.
Sweet potatoes can be prepared in many ways. The most popular way of serving them is baking, cut into slices or cubes, or as fries with spices (I usually add rosemary or Herbes de Provence or oregano. Sweet pepper). Equally tasty are cooked, although I prefer baked (cooked taste like a carrot for me, which I do not like). You can also make sweet pies with sweet potatoes, but I have not dared to make sweet potato pies. If you've ever eaten sweet potato pie, be sure to let it know in the comments if it's tasty and whether it's worth making it. Apparently sweet potato bread is as tasty as banana bread.
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How to buy sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are increasingly available in supermarkets and hypermarkets. You don't belong to the cheapest vegetables, but you can often get them in the promotion (for example in Biedronka). When buying sweet potatoes, choose those sweet potatoes that have no spots or skins. They must also be hard (those that were soft already lay a little in the store and are not fresh). We store sweet potatoes in the same way as regular potatoes. Preferably with access to fresh air and not too warm place.

Favorite sweet potato fries

Preferably serve sweet potatoes baked in the oven. Cut sweet potatoes into the shape of French fries with a lot of spices (salt, rosemary or Herbes de Provence, sweet pepper and a little oil to sprinkle sweet potatoes). Sweet potatoes baked around 20 minutes in 180 degrees. After this time, I check if they are soft, and if not, they bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (until they are soft and brown). Serve usually with salads. In autumn they are usually silage, e.g. sauerkraut or cucumbers. In addition, ketchup with good composition and a nutritious (and also quick and simple) dinner is ready.
Sweet potato tachini sauce goes great (you can make the simplest tahini sauce with 2 Spoons of sesame paste, a little lemon juice, salt, pepper. I also add a clove of garlic, but this is not necessary) and pomegranate seeds, which not only they look nice, but they also taste great. Sweet potatoes can also be eaten sweet with cinnamon, which further enhances their taste.

14 Comments

  1. Avatar Kama 4 June 2019 / 09: 30

    I would like sweet potatoes, unfortunately, they don't come to me (They have such a sweet aftertaste ...

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 4 June 2019 / 09: 51

      Try to bake them with salt and, for example, rosemary or oregano. For example, I can't convince myself to sweet potato dishes, but this sweet taste does not bother me. Sweet potatoes taste a bit like carrots. Do you like carrots

  2. Avatar Dietitian On Suitcases 28 March 2019 / 12: 07

    I also recommend sweet potatoes 🙂 They are very rich in beta-carotene, which cares for the beautiful appearance of the skin, the proper functioning of the eye, the proper condition of the mucous membranes. In addition, as a strong antioxidant, it protects us against dangerous oxidative stress 🙂

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 31 March 2019 / 08: 13

      Sweet potatoes are not only very tasty, but also healthy 🙂

  3. Avatar Joanna Duda 27 March 2019 / 23: 35

    Recently, I noticed at home that I often make a dish and add sweet potatoes to it - somehow subconsciously, here to the soup, here to the sweet potato pizza ... That's how they are ... addictive :)

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 28 March 2019 / 10: 54

      There is something in it - you will try it once and then add it to the dishes. I recommend sweet potato curry. It's delicious 🙂

  4. Avatar Kamke 28 January 2019 / 14: 06

    I love sweet potatoes 🙂 I often make stuffed ones. Pride! The fries are great too.

  5. Avatar Zebra 8 October 2018 / 15: 16

    I love sweet potatoes, especially in the form of fries. I didn't eat sweet potato cake either. Why not! I'll be looking for some nice recipe 😉

  6. Avatar Two gluten free 3 October 2018 / 14: 00

    We love sweet potatoes!

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 3 October 2018 / 19: 35

      We also, especially baked. Cooked like this, they taste average. This sweet potato pie tempts me very much ...

  7. Avatar Anabelle 21 September 2018 / 11: 33

    I love sweet potato fries, preferably with yogurt and dill sauce 😀

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 21 September 2018 / 12: 21

      I make a garlic sauce with sunflower dill. Pride :))

  8. Avatar Paula - www.TeoriaKobiety.pl 20 September 2018 / 18: 13

    For me, cooked sweet potatoes taste like carrots, which is why I got a little offended at them. Somehow, I never figured out how to make fries out of them, but I think I will give them one more chance and try 🙂

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 20 September 2018 / 19: 06

      I assure you that baked products do not taste like carrots. They are delicious - a combination of their light sweetness with Himalayan salt and mmm spices ... my saliva is falling 🙂

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