Taste Testing Tuesday – #12

It’s Tuesday again and you know what that means – it’s time for another Taste Testing Tuesday! This week we’re looking at some ideas for eating sweet potatoes. Let’s talk about ways to use baked sweet potatoes. I usually wash the potato and wrap it in foil, then bake it for 1 hour at 350 degrees. The sweet potato is ready to eat when it feels soft when squeezed gently. (Use a hot pad or pot holder when squeezing!)

Although there are many ways to eat sweet potatoes, we’ll look at 5 suggestions today. You can eat the peel of a sweet potato but if you are trying to convince someone that sweet potatoes really DO taste good, I suggest taking the peel off. Some people like the peel and some don’t…I’m in the “don’t like the peel” camp. 😉 For our taste test I took 1 baked sweet potato and made 5 small servings on one plate. I put butter on all the servings because I think it adds a great flavor but also helps the potato be less sticky when trying to eat it.

Suggestion #1: Butter and salt. (Isn’t that a cute salt shaker?)

Suggestion #2: Butter and molasses. This is the way my husband like to eat them. I got a little too much molasses on this small serving…oops! My molasses didn’t want to “turn off”. 😉

Suggestion #3: Butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. (Mmmm!)

Suggestion #4: Honey and cinnamon. (Very yummy!)

Suggestion #5: Butter and miniature marshmallows. (Oooo!) Heating the marshmallows on top of the sweet potato until they are nice and soft or even browned a little, makes it even tastier!

A reminder to make your chart so the kids can have fun drawing in the faces to show what they think of each variation of the sweet potato samples. A smiling face for “Yummy!”, a straight face for “It’s ok.” and a frowning face for “Umm, no thanks!”

If your sweet potatoes seem particularly sticky, adding some milk can help with that and make them more palatable. One more tip for you…after I tasted each sample of sweet potato, I put the leftovers in one bowl, added a little milk and some vanilla and sprinkled a few pecans on top. Delicious!!

Thanksgiving is next month and sweet potatoes are often on the menu. Maybe this year, more of the people in your family will enjoy eating them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your Tuesday Taste Test!

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