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Sweet potatoes or yams? What are they?

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Sweet Potato and Yam Differences
In the US, the terms sweet potato and yam are often used interchangably, but they are different vegetables. Whichever term you prefer, this vegetable is a particular favorite at Thanksgiving and many sweet potato recipes may be prepared in advance. More traditional recipes include Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes and Molasses Mashed Sweet Potatoes. For something a little different, try Raspberry Sweet Potatoes or Peach Yam Casserole.

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November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am
(1) Veronica Bannister SA says:

In South Africa we call them Sweet Potatoes – purple skin and creamy white flesh quite moist. The Yam we say is light skin an very yellow flesh and more dry – don’t get much Yams here very rarely. Sweet Potatoes loads. We also roast sweet potatoes together with normal potatoes when doing a leg of lamb or beef roast in the oven.

Sweet Potato Crisps:
Use a potato peeler to get thin slices. Slice entire sweet potato with peeler – place sliced sweet potato on roller towel and pat dry with another on top. Must be dry.
Use pan with vegetable oil like sunflower oil or canola oil – when hot add sliced sweet potatoes to hot oil and fry until crisp. Place done one’s on new sheet of roller towel to drain off oil. Salt them lightly!!!!! Enjoy the crisps yam yam or yum yum ;-)
Veronica Bannister – Durban – South Africa

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