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    Default OK- so when did it go 'wrong'???

    Lovely supper ..but my sweet potatoes were cream inside instead of the usual lovely warm orange colour!
    ( why on earth was that??)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    Lovely supper ..but my sweet potatoes were cream inside instead of the usual lovely warm orange colour!
    ( why on earth was that??)
    I hate that! They're not 'proper' ones . I bet the skins were paler and they were quite large too, maybe? The flesh is nowhere near as nice, all insipid and dry.

    If I order them online, I occasionally get those instead of the orange flesh ones. I think it's seasonal...
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    They are not yams are they, they have a white flesh and paler skin? I have never had a go at growing sweet potatoes, how difficult is it.

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    Lizzy, I thought yams too, but they are completely different families. You can grow sweet potatoes (with varying degrees of success - there are a few threads on this). For part of the year, Tesco send the woolly, dry pale variety of sweet potato (they are still identified as SP's) and the rest of the year the lovely orange sort.

    I've googled this quickly, but not really much wiser...
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    You're right Rhona, there are 2 sorts of Sweet Potato. I always scrape off a bit of the skin in the supermarket to check it's the orange ones as the white ones are tasteless. Don't know if its the country they come from or what.

    Yams have a more yellowy white skin (like parsnip colour) I think, though some I've seen in a Caribbean food shop were brown.

    Bit like squashes, some taste of something and some are so bland it's not worth eating. You might as well eat hot cucumber or too big marrow which can also be watery and tasteless.

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    Maybe that's why I've always said I don't like sweet potato - and can't understand why my kids do. The only ones I've had were pale and nasty! Must try the orange ones!
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    Thanks for all your thoughts on this!
    Nope- it wasn't a yam- deffo a sweet potato- but I never even knew they came in the white version! Bland, fibrous and dry
    I'd bought them espesh to add a reddish colour to my Valentines meal- typical eh?
    Had the last one tonight mashed with spuds and carrots and shallots. Best way!

    I'd also intended to dip rasps ad strawberries in choc for pud- but couldn't find any at the local hypermarket. When I asked where they were I was told ( like I was stupid or something) "They're not in season"
    (Bet M&S and Tesco and Sainsburys etc etc had them in stock!) Ah well just had to make do with home grown black cherries with crepes and icecream !!!
    Fortunately I had a few froz rasps to drop into the champers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    Ah well just had to make do with home grown black cherries with crepes and icecream !!!
    Fortunately I had a few froz rasps to drop into the champers!
    Glad that, somehow, you found that you were able to soldier on then.

    Flum, do try the deep orange sort - they are marvellous. The cream ones are awful. Think of a spanking fresh sea bass compared with a fishfinger!
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