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How to boil sweet potatoes

Learn how to boil sweet potatoes without throwing vitamins and minerals in your sink
Temps de préparation5 min
Temps de cuisson25 min
Temps total30 min
Cours: How to
Cuisine: african, American, anti-inflammatory
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan
Mot-clé: boiling sweet potatoes, cooking sweet potatoes, how to boil sweet potatoes
Auteur: Githu


  • A big pot
  • Parchement papar


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • water
  • 1 tsp of salt


  • Wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly
  • Put the sweet potatoes in a big pot without cutting them
  • Add water to almost the same level as sweet potatoes. You don't have to cover the sweet potatoes with water
  • Add salt
  • Cover the pot with a parchment paper or banana leaves
  • Place a lid to cover and bring to boil
  • Boil at a moderate high heat for about 20 mins
  • Check the cooking by inserting a sharp thin knife in one sweet potato. If the knife goes inside without any resistance then cut off the heat. If not boil the sweet potatoes again for about 5 mins
  • Once you cut off the heat, let the sweet potatoes cool down before manipulating them
  • Use the cooking water to make vegetable broth.