A sweet potato, also known as ipomoea batatas, is a type of plant. The dark red, brown or purplish roots are the edible part of the plant.
Sweet potatoes are one of the OG Paleo superstar foods. And rightly so, it’s delicious, nutritious, and super versatile.
If you have ever had questions about this root, this article is going to answer all of your questions. And chances are, you’ll be craving a sweet potato when you’re done. 🙂
So, Can You Microwave a Sweet Potato?
Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed raw. As the name suggests, they have a sweet flavor that is ideal for all sorts of dishes.
But sweet potatoes are just as versatile when it comes to preparation. You can grill, bake, or roast them. (Source). And yes, you can most definitely microwave them.
Microwaved sweet potatoes are the ultimate option if you’re in a hurry. You don’t have to preheat your oven or prepare any pots or pans.
All you will need is the sweet potato itself and a microwave-safe plate. Place the potato on the plate, making sure to pierce the skin with a fork or knife.
Microwave the sweet potato for five to eight minutes, or until the skin puffs outward and the flesh is hot and soft.
Once your sweet potato is done, let it cool and it is ready to eat. (Source)
You can enjoy your sweet potato by itself, as a side dish, or as an ingredient. Blend the cooked vegetable into soups, pie filling, or dipping sauces.
Sweet potatoes are a tasty compliment to all sorts of meats. After microwaving, serve it alongside chicken, beef, pork or fish!
You can also cut up your sweet potato and mix it into a salad. If you’re in the mood for a sweet snack, add a drizzle of honey, and a dab of almond butter, and tuck in.
Depending on your preference, you can add a variety of spices to your sweet potato. Add salt, garlic, or even chili to intensify and enhance its flavor. (Source)
The History of the Humble Sweet Potato
Despite its name, the sweet potato is unrelated to yams or…
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