StoringStore sweet potatoes at room temperature for up to a week. Cooked sweet potatoes should be refrigerated and consumed in three to five days. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes because it would be to cold for them
Sweet potatoes are among the most easily prepared of all vegetables. Sweet potatoes are most frequently boiled, fried, baked.or candied. Candied sweet potatoes are a side dish consisting mainly of sweet potatoes prepared with brown sugar, marshmallows, maple syrup, molasses, or other sweet ingredients. Baked sweet potatoes are sometimes offered in the household as an alternative to baked potatoes. They are usually topped with brown sugar and butter. Sweet potato fries or chips are another common preparation, and are made by julienning and deep frying sweet potatoes, in the fashion of French fried potatoes. Steam or boil chunks of a sweet potato, for a simple and healthy snack. Chunks of sweet potato may be boiled in water or cooked in the microwave.