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Look below to find more info about sweet potatoes including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and sweet potato recipes.

Health Benefits to Sweet Potatoes:

  • Excellent source of vitamin A and C, which helps keep our bodies healthy and helps our vision.

How to Store Sweet Potatoes:

  • Store in a paper bag in a cool, dark, place for up to 4-5 weeks.
  • If sweet potatoes are cooked, store in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week.

Sweet Potato Tips:

  • You can substitute sweet potatoes in your favorite dishes including white, russet potatoes. For examples, mashed potatoes, fries or home fries.
  • Cover cut sweet potatoes in cold water to stop browning.
  • You can shred sweet potatoes for faster cooking like in our tasty sweet potato pancake recipe below.

Getting tired of your usual oven fries with russet potatoes? Try this easy sweet potato oven fries recipe. To make this recipe a little spicy and sweet, drizzle honey on the fries right when you take them out of the oven.

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Sweet Potato Fries

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Don’t have chili powder? Substitute with your favorite seasoning blend, curry powder, ground ginger or cinnamon.

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tbl oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (or ground cinnamon, curry powder, ground ginger)
  1. Preheat oven and baking sheet to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in 1/2 inch sticks. All sticks should be about the same size. Peeling is optional.
  3. Place cut potatoes in large bowl and toss with oil and spices.
  4. Add potatoes to preheated baking sheet. They should sizzle as soon as they hit the pan.
  5. Every 15 minutes, stir potatoes on pan. Potatoes should be done in 40-45 minutes.
  6. Serve fries as a delicious, healthy side dish!

Makes 4 servings


Sweet Potato Pancakes are perfect for a nutritious side dish, breakfast or even a snack. This dish is loaded with vitamin A and dietary fiber if you keep the skins on the sweet potatoes.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Top your pancake with your favorites. Look below for topping ideas.

  • 6 cups shredded sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oil
  1. Place shredded sweet potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, until softened. Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, flour, salt and black pepper. Mix until combined.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat. Scoop one heaping tablespoon of batter into clean hands and shape into a patty. Place on skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook for 5 to 7 more minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Makes 12 servings

Make it your own. Add your favorite ingredients.
applesauce | plain yogurt | honey | fried egg | green onions