The sweet potato is a sweet and very healthy potato, from which you can make just a huge amount of a wide variety of dishes. The vegetable has spread from America, where it enjoys great popularity. This is not surprising, because it has a pleasant soft and sweet taste.
How to cook sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are easy to make. The main thing is to stick to the above recipe. Due to this, both experienced and novice chefs will be able to cook it. Sweet potatoes are just perfect with sour foods (orange zest, lemon juice, etc.) and various hot spices (paprika, pepper).
Batat: cooking recipes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Batata - 1 kg. (4 things.)
- Butter - 1 tbsp. l
- Salt - to taste
- Grains of green canned pepper -1 tbsp. l
- Peel and juice of half a lemon
- Sour cream - 100-150 gr.
- The sweet potatoes must first be thoroughly washed and pierced a couple of times with a fork, then smeared with olive oil and placed in a preheated oven. Then it should be left on the grid.
- As soon as the yam is well baked, it is necessary to give it time to cool. After that, cut a small piece of potato in the form of a lid and gently remove all the flesh from the inside.
- In a separate container sour cream, fresh lemon juice is mixed, rind grated on a fine grater is added. Further, grains of green canned pepper and a small pinch of salt are introduced. Everything is well mixed.
- The prepared mass is stuffed with already prepared sweet potatoes, and then butter is added on top (1 tablespoon l.).
- Stuffed sweet potatoes are placed in a preheated oven and left for about 5 minutes.
Sweet potato chips
- Sweet potatoes - 0.5 kg. (2 pcs.)
- Vegetable oil - 1 l.
- Cayenne pepper, salt - to taste
- Egg - 2-3 pcs.
- Plain water - 5 tbsp. l
- Wheat flour - 2-3 tbsp. l
- First, you need to wash the sweet potatoes, and then boil. Estimated time - 15-20 minutes. depending on the thickness.
- In a separate container, wheat flour is mixed with water, and then left for about 30 minutes.
- Eggs are beaten with salt, some cayenne pepper is added, and then mixed with dough.
- The sweet potatoes should be peeled, cut into not very thick slices (about 0.5 cm thick each), curry seasoned (can be replaced with cayenne pepper).
- A fork of potatoes is pounded on a fork and dipped in dough.
- A small amount of vegetable oil is heated in a pan, after which the slices are fried in small portions. As soon as the sweet potato acquires a pleasant pale golden hue, it is transferred to a warm oven and left there until tender.
Glazed Fried Yam
This side dish can be served with any kind of meat.
- Batat - 800-900 gr.
- Butter - 2-3 tbsp. l
- Lemon juice - 1-1.5 tsp.
- Angostura bitter - 1 tsp.
- Maple syrup - 100-125 ml.
- Salt - 0.5-1 tsp.
- First you need to thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes. Then put in a saucepan, pour cold water and cook for about 30 minutes. until it becomes soft. Readiness of the sweet potato can be checked with a knife.
- As soon as the potato is ready, it is necessary to drain all the water from the saucepan and allow it to cool. Next, the sweet potato is cleaned and cut into approximately 4 equal parts, lightly sprinkled with salt.
- Maple syrup is mixed with angostura bitter, butter and lemon juice, and then warmed up. It is important to constantly mix the mixture so that it does not burn.
- Lots of yam are soaked over low heat in a hot syrup, while they must be mixed frequently and glazed in parallel.
Chestnuts with sweet potatoes
- Batata - 1 kg.
- Honey - to taste
- Chestnut syrup - 2/3 Art.
- Dessert wine - 3-4 tbsp. l
- Sugar - ¼ Art.
- Chestnuts (canned) - 400-500 gr.
- The sweet potato is cleaned, boiled, and then left for a while to dry slightly.
- In a blender, cooked sweet potato is laid out and crushed until the mass becomes a uniform consistency.
- The sweet potato mixes with honey, sugar, wine and cooks for about 10 minutes. over medium heat. Canned chestnuts are introduced and mixed well.
Batata in syrup
- Sweet Potato - 700-750 gr.
- Sesame oil - 1 tbsp. l
- Hawthorn jelly - 50 gr.
- Cucumbers - 40-50 gr.
- Flowers cannedosmanthus 0.5-1 st. l
- Liquid honey - 50 gr.
- Sugar - 250-300g.
- The yam is well washed, cleaned and cut into very large cubes.
- Oil and sugar are heated in a wok pan on a slow fire, while constantly stirring. The result should be a syrup.
- Already prepared sweet potatoes are laid out in syrup and water is introduced (about 750 ml.), The remaining sugar, honey, and osmanthus flowers are added. Everything is cooked on low heat. The syrup should become thicker, and the yam should be tender and soft.
- Ready vegetable is laid out on a dish, then diced jelly and cucumbers are added. Can be served at the table.
Fresh tomato sweet potatoes
- Sweet Potato - 900-1000 gr.
- Salt, spices, vegetable oil - to taste
- Onions - 1 pc.
- Minced meat - 450-500 gr.
- Fresh tomatoes - 4-5 pcs.
- First you need to clean the yam and thoroughly wash, then cut into small cubes. Then wash again. Then the sweet potato is transferred to a sieve and left for a while to completely glass all the water.
- Sweet potatoes are fried in a frying pan with well heated oil. As a result, fried yam should have a pleasant golden hue.
- Onions are peeled, cut into small cubes, and then lightly fried in hot margarine until soft.
- Minced meat, some spices and salt are added to the skillet with the onions, and then lightly fried in a small fire until the meat is completely cooked.
- Fresh tomatoes are washed, the top is not made a deep cross-section and scalded with boiling water. Now the skin is gently removed and the tomato is cut into small cubes, added to the pan with onions and meat.
- Tomatoes with minced meat are fried until it is well soaked with tomato juice.
- A sweet potato is laid in the cauldron, and roasted minced meat is placed on top and the rest of the sauce is poured from the pan. Everything is well mixed and the dish on a slow fire is brought to full readiness.
- Serve sweet potatoes should be served hot with boiled rice.
- Sweet Potato - 800-1000 gr.
- Salt - to taste
- Butter - 40-50 gr.
- Fresh fennel -10-15 gr.
- Melted butter - 50-65 gr.
- The sweet potato is cleaned as simple potatoes, and then washed well in cool water and cut into thin slices (no thicker than 1 cm). It should be left on time to let the yam dry slightly, season with salt.
- The prepared vegetable is lightly fried on both sides in a well heated pan with butter or fat.
- The sweet potato is placed in a preheated oven and is stewed until fully cooked.
- Immediately before serving to the table, it is put on the plates and a cube of oil is laid on top, powdered with chopped greens.
- If desired, you can serve this dish with sour cream sauce.
Sweet potatoes blend perfectly with those types of meat that require a pleasant sweetish accompaniment. It can be fried, boiled, stewed and baked. Dishes from it are prepared very simply. Vegetable will be able to cook without much difficulty as a beginner and an experienced chef.