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Sweet Potato Skin - Eat It?


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So, I like the skin on russets, reds, Yukon golds, etc. And, because I try not to buy commercial potatoes, I believe they're (the skins and underlying flesh) quite healthy.

But what about the skin on sweet potatoes? Who eats and why? Who doesn't...and why not?

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Only if cooked on the bbq, so it gets crispy and caramelized...and I probably only eat half of it, its a bit tougher than the typical russet and I get bored with chewing.

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Toots and I enjoy the skins on all potatoes, including sweet potatoes and yams, but we limit our enjoyment to non commercial (organic and home grown) potatoes. Good, healthy nourishment.

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I like, and eat, any potato skin. Commercial or artisan, domestic or exotic, I love all potato skins.

I'm a lifelong professional chef. If that doesn't explain some of my mental and emotional quirks, maybe you should see a doctor, and have some of yours examined...

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Does anyone have information on the cleaning process for root vegetables? Naive, maybe, but I assume water rinses for potatoes, carrots,yams, radishes, onions etc. I have heard that potatoes can be irradiated without displaying this on the label.

Is there anything else they can do?

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Does anyone have information on the cleaning process for root vegetables? Naive, maybe, but I assume water rinses for potatoes, carrots,yams, radishes, onions etc. I have heard that potatoes can be irradiated without displaying this on the label.

Is there anything else they can do?

Dunk them in a mountain stream? Wax them? It all depends on where you are and who you buy your produce from….. Mine are most likely to have been dunked in a stream or polished in a burlap sack, so I just scrub 'em with a bit of water and a brush to get the rest of the dirt off.

For my own self, I eat sweet-potato skins when the tubers are young and the skins tender. If they're old or tough tubers, I peel and chuck the skins.

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As long as you wash it properly I don't see why you wouldn't eat it. I love fries with the skin on. Hardly any restaurants do it...

Is there a proper way to wash a potato, and, if so, what is it?

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As long as you wash it properly I don't see why you wouldn't eat it. I love fries with the skin on. Hardly any restaurants do it...

Is there a proper way to wash a potato, and, if so, what is it?

I'd say: scrub until the dirt's gone. End of story.

Elizabeth Campbell, baking 10,000 feet up at 1° South latitude.

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As long as you wash it properly I don't see why you wouldn't eat it. I love fries with the skin on. Hardly any restaurants do it...

Is there a proper way to wash a potato, and, if so, what is it?

I'd say: scrub until the dirt's gone. End of story.

Keep your pinkies in the air while scrubbing. :rolleyes:

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