I would like to show you this beautiful sweet potato recipe – the dish has a nice colour to it, and it’s really, really tasty. A brilliant idea to add to your diet menus. Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes – why the name? Because in the Mediterranean, they often cook it as a main dish. Trust me, this recipe is full of flavour and goodness, and these potatoes are also quite easy to grow. Plenty to feed the whole family, and they keep for longer too.
Although the soft, orange sweet potato is often called a ‘yam’ in parts of North America, the sweet potato is apparently very different from a genuine yam which is mainly found in Africa and Asia. The origin and first uses of sweet potatoes is thought to have been in either Central America or South America, however.
What I don’t quite understand is that the first time I ate sweet potatoes as a child, they actually tasted sweet, but as I got older and moved countries, I found they are still called ‘sweet’ yet they don’t exactly taste sweet! I would love someone to be able to explain to me how this could be….. Perhaps I could be confusing Yams with sweet potatoes. Do let me know please or did I dream it all?
Anyway – let’s show you how to make these wonderful Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes: