How to Boil Sweet Potatoes (Kamote)
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 3 lbs
  • 3 lb sweet potatoes (any variety)
  • water enough to cover
  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.
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at