How to Boil Sweet Potatoes (Kamote)

how to boil sweet potatoesHello guys, I apologize for not posting recipes often. When I started this blog, my initial goal was to do that every other day. However, as time goes by, I find it harder to do so without getting burned out.

I am a disabled mom of four kids under 6 years old, two of which are developmentally-delayed, so it is quite a challenge in my household on a daily basis.

Blogging is my creative outlet and sharing my passion for food and connecting with you brings me joy.  I don’t want it to become a source of stress because it will kill my creativity.

So, upon honest examination of my schedule, once a week posting is suitable. If I can do more, I will gladly do so.

For today’s post, I am sharing an easy guide on boiling sweet potatoes. This is going to be one of the many “how-to’s” that is not only focused on a recipe. It will include tricks and tips in the kitchen which I will also be posting in the coming days. So stay tuned. 🙂

Sweet potatoes, also known as “kamote” in Philippines, are root vegetables known for its starchy, sweet flesh.

There are different varieties  but the common ones include those that have purple, off-white, yellowish, or orange interior. They are often boiled, baked, or fried. I love sweet potatoes ! I grew up eating them, mostly as substitute to rice or as an ingredient in some Filipino recipes such as binignit.

Here are quick instructions on how to boil sweet potatoes.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
3 lb sweet potatoes (any variety)
water enough to cover

Tools You’ll Need:
Large cooking pot
Colander
Fork

Procedure:
1. Wash sweet potatoes under cold running water and scrub off any dirt or impurities stuck to the skin.how to boil sweet potatoes 02
2. Place in a large cooking pot or 5-qt Dutch oven and add enough water to cover.how to boil sweet potatoes 03
3. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat to medium and simmer for 1 hour or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.how to boil sweet potatoes 04 how to boil sweet potatoes 05
4. Remove from heat and drain using a colander.how to boil sweet potatoes 06
5. Serve warm or use in any recipe that needs pre-boiled sweet potatoes.how to boil sweet potatoes 07

How to Boil Sweet Potatoes (Kamote)
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 3 lbs
Ingredients
  • 3 lb sweet potatoes (any variety)
  • water enough to cover
Instructions
  1. Wash sweet potatoes under cold running water and scrub off any dirt or impurities stuck to the skin.
  2. Place in a large cooking pot or 5-qt Dutch oven and add enough water to cover.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat to medium and simmer for 1 hour or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Remove from heat and drain using a colander.
  5. Serve warm or use in any recipe that needs pre-boiled sweet potatoes.