A while back I wrote about our sweet potato harvest. We grew them in cattle supplement tubs.
One of the sweet potatoes we harvested was huge. It weighed six pounds!
I had little hope that it would be edible, thinking it would be too fibrous and tough to eat. But we put it in the greenhouse to cure and this week I decided to cut into it and see if it was fit to eat.
It took a big, sharp knife to cut the monster in two. But, it was not tough and looked like any normal sweet potato.
So, I cut the smaller section into cubes.
It still looked good and I cut the rest of it up. There was way too much of it to use at one time. So, I decided to cook and freeze it. I could have roasted it, I suppose, but instead I cooked it on top of the stove in a little bit of water. There was so much of it that I had to cook it in several batches.
Before freezing it, I made some sweet potato muffins. These are delicious and have very little sugar in them.
Most of the recipes using sweet potatoes I have found call for one cup of mashed sweet potatoes. So, I divided the cooked potatoes into one cup portions. These I sort of smushed into a roll and wrapped in plastic wrap. I was able to fit two of these rolls into a sandwich bag. In the end, I had two sandwich bags containing a total of four cups of sweet potatoes.
This is not all of the sweet potatoes, though. I held out enough to make a sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving. I've never made a sweet potato pie before, so I'll be looking for a good pie recipe in the next few days. If anyone has one, let me know! 😃