Sweet Potatoes or Yams?

roasted sweet poato

Sweet potatoes? Yams? What the hell are these things called? Truthfully, I have done extensive (lol) research on all of the links on the first three pages of google for the search term “sweet potato vs yam” and I came up with nothing! There is so much conflicting information that I really have no idea. So what I mean is this guy with the orange insides. I will call him sweet potato for now!

sweet potato

yam

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Here is what I do when I cook these delicious vegetables!

Wash and scrub the skin of the sweet potato and cut off any blemishes. You don’t need to peel the potato unless you really feel the need. It doesn’t change the flavour and if you leave it on there are many nutritional benefits.

sweet potato

Slice or cube the potato. Just make sure they are all similar in size so that they cook evenly.

chopped sweet potato

Toss the sweet potato in olive oil or butter and season with salt and pepper.

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roasting sweet potato

Roast in the oven until tender.

roasted sweet poato

Now you have some delicious sweet potatoes that you can use for a side on any meal. I’ve eaten it with avocado dressing or on it’s own!

saucy yam  sweet potato as breakfast side


Roasted Sweet Potatoes
45 minutes to 1 hour, 1 spoon

Ingredients:
– 1 sweet potato
– 2 tablespoons olive oil (or 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter)
– 1 pinch salt
– 2 pinches pepper

Directions:
– Preheat the oven to 350 F
– Wash and scrub the skin of the sweet potato and cut off any blemishes
– Slice or cube the potato
– Toss the sweet potato in olive oil or butter and season with salt and pepper
– Roast in the oven (45 minutes to an hour or until tender)


What is your favourite way to use sweet potatoes or yams?

Let me know if you try this recipe!  I would appreciate any feedback you have. Reach out to me by email laine@guliashgirl.com or on Facebook.

-Happy Cooking!

L

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