When storing your sweet potatoes, it’s important to avoid storing them in the refrigerator. This will give the sweet potatoes a hard center and unpleasant taste. To avoid this, store your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well-ventilated container. For best results, sweet potatoes can be stored up to two weeks before eating.
Depending on your preference, you can peel your sweet potatoes or choose to leave the skin on for added texture. To peel sweet potatoes, you’ll need a cutting board, a sharp chef’s knife and a serrated peeler. Note: Any sharp vegetable peeler will do the job, but a serrated peeler will be more efficient because it will grip the sweet potato’s skin. First, you should rinse and dry your potatoes to make sure they are clean before any cutting takes place. Once that is complete, peel the sweet potato from root to tip, making long, even strokes to remove the peel. Sweet potatoes are commonly cut in three different ways: slices, sticks (also called batons) or cubes. Once you’re ready to begin, brush up your skills with our How to Cook Sweet Potatoes article and you’ll be a potato pro in no time!
Most people associate sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving, but don’t limit your sweet potato consumption to just November. In fact, National Sweet Potato month is in February, so you can eat this tasty tuber all winter long. From sweet potato soup to sweet potato pie cookies, there’s a sweet potato recipe for every meal of the day.