Do you like eating sweet potatoes baked in the oven?

@cream97 (29151)
United States
November 7, 2008 8:52am CST
My grandmother loved to bake them like this. She will leave the outer skin on it. And she will bake them until they are soft. She usually will bake sweet potatoes when the weather is cold. Do you like eating your sweet potatoes baked in the oven.
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
7 Nov 08
My mom always made sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. She'd make them in the oven cut up into bite sized chunks and put butter, brown sugar and marshmallows on them and bake them. I never liked them and honestly I don't think anyone in my family did. But she made them every year. My sister makes them now the same way for her husband and he loves them. No one else eats them though.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I hear everyone mentioning the marshmallows, I would have to try it this way, and see what it tastes like. I am sorry that you don't like it..
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
8 Nov 08
It's ok there are plenty of other foods to take there place.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Yes, there are plenty of others! So much!
@relundad (2311)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, with cinnamon sugar and lots of butter! UmmUmmm good! I don't know if you have a Longhorn's restaurant in your area, but they serve them there.
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I was reading through all the responses before I respond myself and came to yours and screeched to a halt! Longhorn restaurant is my all-time, absolute FAVORITE restaurant!!! When my husband and I got married, we did it at the courthouse, then went directly to Longhorn to eat. We ate there on each anniversary, as well. That was our 'special' place. Oh, right... our very first date was at the Longhorn restaurant! Unfortunately, we moved away last year and there is no Longhorn nearby. We'd have to travel about 110 miles to the nearest one. One of these days, though, I'm going to go for it! We'll have to spend the night at a motel or hotel, though, because after eating there I just want to lie down and have a nap! LOL I miss that restaurant SO MUCH!!! Their food is EXCELLENT! I never had anything I didn't absolutely LOVE from the Longhorn! I've had their baked sweet potato and I must say it's the best I've ever eaten! Sorry for getting long-winded here, but you reminded me of just how much I miss that restaurant!!!
@relundad (2311)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Mental, I hope you have the opportunity to go there soon since you love it so much. I go there once a week as my employee's love the place and I treat them to lunch there. And you are right its something about their sweet potatoes that just seems better than any others. Most everyone in my group that I am with will have it as a side item
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@arunmails (3011)
• India
7 Nov 08
Basically I like to eat potatoes, when it is fried or boiled...... i haven't tried when the potatoes are baked...... if, the fried potatoes are much chilly, then I love them most........
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, my father-in-law used to make them fried, and they were so delicious. I remember him once boiling the sweet potatoes in the pot and they were sliced. They tasted so sweet and good. He loved making these with baked chicken in the oven..
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@arunmails (3011)
• India
8 Nov 08
your simile shows that, your mouth is getting watered on thinking of potatoes...
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
yes it is lovely to eat a sweet potatoes when it is cold weather. I sometimes do cook sweet potatoes with sugar coated its the favorite snack food of my daughter but my mother love to eat a bake sweet potatoes for she has diabetes and also my husband.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, it is good when it is cold during the season.
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@sunkissed (4330)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes cream, I really do love a great baked sweet potato. there is nothing else in the world like them. If I am really hungry for one I will even make it in the microwave.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I bet they taste good this way. I have never tried baking them in the microwave before.. I wonder if it tastes the same as it would, if it were baked in the oven..
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I do like sweet potatoes and regular potatoes from the oven. Actually when I was a young child I didn't like sweet potatoes at all. Later in years I met my second husband who can really whip up a great dish for Thanksgiving. It is some kind of marshmallow and brown sugar combination. I think the potatoes need to be either boiled or baked. They are really delicious and now I appreciate sweet potatoes more!
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is great that you now love them. I think they taste so good too!
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I do not like sweet potatoes, yams. When I was growing up my mother used to bake sweet potatoes, I ate them because I had to. She also made candied yams, and sweet potato pies, which I did not like either. I can say for certain, that a sweet potato or a yam is one item I have never purchased in my life Okay, to answer your question, no I do not like eating sweet potatoes baked in the oven.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Ahhhh, that is too bad, you have no idea what you are missing...
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
Hi ya cream! ;) I love sweet potatoes. I really love them when they are baked. My families favorite way for sweet potatoes is I cut them in half, then I put brown sugar, curry powder, and a bit of margarine on the insides. Then I wrap it in tin foil and bake till they are soft and sweet. My three children just love them. They are so great on cool nights as with the curry it has that spice but the sweetness of the sugar, which I love. You got me craving for some tonight now LOL
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That sounds delicious. I will have to try the brown sugar flavor.. That is something that I have not seen my grandmother add to her baked sweet potatoes.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
7 Nov 08
My mother used to make them in the oven or, later in her life, the microwave.. she would load them down with butter and brown sugar.. My husband, son and mother ate them the same way, but I like them mashed and simmered in a pan with brown sugar covering them.. The brown sugar melts and make the potatoes sweet all the way through, then I like to top them with marshmallow and pop the pan in the oven long enough to brown the marshmallows.. Pizza and sweet potatoes for breakfast so far this morning, cream97 are you trying to make me fat?? I know that you are making me hungry..
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
No, never fat, will I do. I would like to see how creative you can be when preparing any foods..
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Actually, I bake mine in the microwave oven now. It's quicker and tastes just as good. Just a touch of butter and the sweet potato is yummy.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That sounds good. I will have to try baking mines in the microwave too! This is an unique way of eating them!
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I adore them! Growing up, I only ate them at Thanksgiving when my mother made candied sweet potatoes. It was the sweetness of them that I loved! Getting older, I'd make them like my mother did and also eat sweet potato pie occasionally, usually for holiday meals. After eating my first baked sweet potato at the Longhorn restaurant (like the one mentioned above) I fell in love with them! Now, I'll have baked sweet potatoes as often as I have any other kind of baked potato. My husband adores them! Brown sugar and lots of butter... yummmmmmmmmm!!!! I'll be back soon... you've made me want some tonight so I've gotta run to the store real quick! LOL Thanks! Now, I just have to plan the rest of the meal around the baked sweet potato!
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I am glad that you have an craving for them! It is great to know that you enjoy eating sweet potatoes! You are doing the right thing by eating something that is very good for you! Enjoy your shopping!
@adeeb747 (100)
7 Nov 08
wow th are nice to eat i just had dinner sweet potatoes i just love them
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I love them too! They are good for us as well!
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Hi cream. I never tried them baked like that but it sounds really good. I usually cook them and mash them with some brown sugar and put marshmallows on top. They are good this time of year. Especially at Thanksgiving.
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, they are good during Thanksgiving! I may have to have this recipe on my menu list!
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I like eating sweet potatoes but never tried it baking in the oven. I love to cook it in the stove in a pan. I love t eat sweet potatoes even in what manner of cooking style it was made.
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, me too. I like them fried and baked!
7 Nov 08
Hi cream07, I love sweet patotoes, but I haven't eaten one for a long time, think I'll buy some soon. Tamara
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Okay, I love them too. I recently bought some yam patties.. they were good. I just warmed them up in the microwave and they were so delicious. They are very hot when they are cooked.. I have to wait for 10 minutes until I can eat it!
@tudors (1556)
• China
16 Feb 09
I love potato, also sweet potato. oven baked potato is the first choice. try fried potato, peel off. when it is cool, taste it. good home made snack
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
10 Nov 08
yeah but i dont do it myself.i can eat this only if we visit to my mother inlaw.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yes, but, I like yams much better because they have a nuttier flavor. Not so sweet. Sweet potatoes taste tooo candy sweet to me. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
frenchfries - a plate of frenchfries
Oh no dear friend! That I so hate. I don't like the mushy feeling when I start biting on them. I like to eat things that makes sounds when I chew. But I like potatoes when they are fried! It's the best for me. Ciao!
• United States
8 Nov 08
Yes I do. I cut them in slices and regualar potatoes and put them in a oven safe baking dish layered with one sweet potatoe and then a reg. tater, and keep doing this and Put butter on top with salt and pepper cover and bake them until done. Yummy. I will also bake them! I also love sweet potato pie.