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Is a fresh sweet potato gluten free and does anyone have a good recipe for a sweet potato casserole/dish that would be gluten free, egg free, corn free and preferably instead of using milk I would use "Silk-soy." I am having a hard time finding a recipe on how to cook a regular sweet potato in the oven like a baked potato? I know I probably sound like a dork.

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I don't cook too many things in the microwave but sweet potatoes are one of them. Just wash, poke a few holes with a fork and hit sensor cook or baked potato button. And yes, they are naturally gluten-free. Split the finished s. pot. and add butter or sub., cinnamon, maple syrup, whatever sounds good to you.

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I don't cook too many things in the microwave but sweet potatoes are one of them. Just wash, poke a few holes with a fork and hit sensor cook or baked potato button. And yes, they are naturally gluten-free. Split the finished s. pot. and add butter or sub., cinnamon, maple syrup, whatever sounds good to you.

Oh thank you I had no idea it would be that easy and I am getting really tired of having basic pan cooked potato with dinner nightly and I love sweet potato that I get at diners with the brown sugar and cinnamon in them.

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Fresh sweet potatoes are gluten-free. No wheat, barley, rye or oats inside a sweet potato. They cook just like a regular potato. Baked in the microwave or oven. Make sure there is a plate or baking pan under them while they are cooking however. They do leak sticky juice more so than a regular potato. Peeled, boiled and mashed is good. Cubed and fried in a skillet for breakfast or with diced ham for dinner is a family favorite. Whatever. There are thousands of recipes for fresh sweet potatoes online. Just Google "sweet potato recipe" or "fresh sweet potato recipe". They are almost endless.

We eat them all the time because sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index and are healthier for you than white potatoes, plus it's just nice to have a change of pace occasionally.

If you are looking for specific recipes, let me know and I'll dig some examples out.

Michelle

Western Washington State

Family is gluten, corn, dairy, soy, MSG and beef-free

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here is a recipe that my family has been doing for the holidays for years!!!

you boil sweet potatoes til about aldente and then pull them out of the water and let cool, after that peel them and cut into large chunks and put them into a baking dish add chucked apples any kind that you want, then on top of the apples and sweet potatoes put pecans, brown sugar, and butter or substitute and bake til bubbling hot!!! It is so good. That is going to be the one thing i will miss this thanksgiving!!!

Lauren

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Is a fresh sweet potato gluten free and does anyone have a good recipe for a sweet potato casserole/dish that would be gluten free, egg free, corn free and preferably instead of using milk I would use "Silk-soy." I am having a hard time finding a recipe on how to cook a regular sweet potato in the oven like a baked potato? I know I probably sound like a dork.

My favorite way to do sweet potatoes is to either:

1. Put them in the microwave for about 8 minutes (for two regular sized) or until soft. Cut into wedges. Next melt as much butter as wanted with some brown sugar and cinnamon (I add allspice as well). Place wedges in a baking dish and pour over the butter mixture. At 350 degrees, bake for roughly 12 minutes or until it starts filling your kitchen with a strong yummy flavor :) That's how I know things are done, lol.

2. Peel (as many as you like, I do 8 at a time) and cut into 1in or 1 1/2 inch chunks. Place into a large microwavable container that has a lid. Cut 1 stick of butter (or substitute) into 1/4's and place randomly. Pour over 1 cup of brown sugar. Place lid on top an put in the microwave for 20 minutes. If the lid locks or is real tight, just place on top, the potatoes need to air a little. When timer goes off, leave in the microwave (off) for about 5 more minutes. I add cinnamon to my own, but hubby doesn't like cinnamon.

Oh and how they do that cool thing with the potatoes at restaurants is they split it, but not all the way to the edges, leave about a 1/2 inch of margin. Turn the potato so you can grab end to end (vertically) with hands (between thumb and other fingers), use both hands and gently squeeze. If potato is nice and soft, it will look like the restaurant style. Hubby always gets a kick out of it when I do it at home, lol. 4 years waitressing paid off, haha.

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I chop them up into wedges, place on baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until slightly crispy on the outside. :)

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i also love baked sweet potato wedges! YUM. This summer i made grilled spicy sweet potato thin slices... marinated with oregano, olive oil and chili powder... very good. but i digress...

A great dish that I saw Rachael Ray make was a sweet potato sheperd's pie... looked awesome! You basically just boil the chunks of sweet potatoes and mash them up (you can mash with soy milk, and maybe add some chicken stock to soften them up some more)... but then she made a really simple ground turkey chili to put down in a baking dish with the mashed sweet potatoes above them. she topped with grated cheddar cheese, but it looks like it would be good without it. Just an idea for you... everything really could be made gluten-free quite easily. here you go:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael...cipe/index.html

:D

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I really like the yellow sweet potato better than the orange. It's not as sweet, a little drier, and can be used in any recipe that other potatoes go in, including soups and stews. I can't find them in the market, though. They must be available some place...I do grow my own. If you can find them, I would urge you to try them! Yum!

You can make sweet potato fries, too....with the orange ones. Absolutely divine!

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Wash each sweet potato and place in pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 2-3 hours. Eat what you want the first night, adding butter and cinnamon sugar, or whatever you like. Place leftover in refrigerator. The next day, peel each potato and cut into thin slices (1/2 inch thick), layer in deep baking dish and put brown sugar, buttter, and cane syrup on top. Bake in oven until bubbly. add marshmallows on top and bake until marshmallows are golden brown around the edges and peaks. Enjoy!!

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I really like the yellow sweet potato better than the orange. It's not as sweet, a little drier, and can be used in any recipe that other potatoes go in, including soups and stews. I can't find them in the market, though. They must be available some place...I do grow my own. If you can find them, I would urge you to try them! Yum!

Check the asian markets. The yellow fleshed, purple skinned sweet potatoes are the standard variety for Japanese people.

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