Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes

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Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes

Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes

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:

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Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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  1. Melt the butter and the oil together in a large saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the potatoes and the cumin seed and fry for 2 mins - keep stirring.
  3. Soon you will see they start to soften. Add the water then the garlic & salt and pepper.
  4. Lower the heat, then cover and simmer until they are fully tender.
  5. Use the handle to shake the pan, if you use a spoon you will break them as they are very delicate.
Recipe Notes

Always add the garlic with a little water or you will burn it, and then you'll get a bitter taste.

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