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10 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Sweet Potatoes

Taste of Home Logo By Lindsay D. Mattison of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 10: I'm all about ugly food, don't get me wrong. But sweet potatoes with cuts, gouges, bruises and blemishes have already started going bad. You can cut out the bruised parts and cube the rest for roasted side dishes, but they're not a candidate for any recipe that calls for a whole baked sweet potato.

Buying the ones with blemishes and bruises

I'm all about ugly food, don't get me wrong. But sweet potatoes with cuts, gouges, bruises and blemishes have already started going bad. You can cut out the bruised parts and cube the rest for roasted side dishes, but they're not a candidate for any recipe that calls for a whole baked sweet potato.

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