Sweet potato......

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  1. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    How do I cook it? I've never had it before, but thought I'd give it a go with Oliver. We're BLW, so no puree's. Could I chip it and roast it maybe? I have no idea! Or do I cook it like a normal potato and mash it so he can shove his spoon in it? He's not great with a spoon yet though.
     
  2. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Chip and roast or chip/baton it and steam it. :)
     
  3. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Yeah you could do either hun, i cook it exactley the same as normal potatoes :)
     
  4. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    Roasted sweet potato is delicious and goes nice and soft for them to gum on. If you mash it, you may find it's easier for him just to scoop it up with his fingers rather than using a spoon.
     
  5. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    i mash it, all her food gets mashed rather than pureed. MIL does it in the oven like roasties. she wanted to give her some that had been cooked in all the fat!
     
  6. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    i shove them in with the skin on, roast then the skin just falls off..... yum....
     
  7. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    i just peel, chop, steam then mash. Dead easy.
     
  8. momandpeanut

    momandpeanut Well-Known Member

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    Oooh its lovely mashed with a bit of cinnimon !!!
     
  9. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I think you could do either. We actually give Hannah mashed potatoes and she eats them with her hands :blush:

    Another way we cook them is to peel them and put them in a pan about half covered with water, sprinkle some cinnamon and a put a dab of butter in the pan and bake at 375-400 degrees F until soft. Cut them into chunks afterward, makes for a good finger food
     
  10. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    You Canadian and American Mum's love your cinnamon!! :lol:
     
  11. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    cinnamon is supposed to help lower blood sugar levels!
     
  12. AC81

    AC81 Proud mum of 2

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    I do them the same as mash potato - or I peel and roast. Roasting really brings out the sweetness - they are delicious!!
     
  13. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    I boil everything and either mash or puree... I did try giving her sweet potatoe in slices for her to eat but it got crushed in her hands so it didnt work well as a finger food.
     
  14. TJ79

    TJ79 Well-Known Member

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    It's lovely boiled and mashed along with parsnip and brocolli. Apparently it was my favourite when I was a baby, and it is still my favourite today at the age of 29, served up with chicken. Yum yum! xxxxx
     
  15. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I don't find sweet potatoes are a very good finger food, it's much too soft, so I always feed her on her spoon with that...
     
  16. sam#3

    sam#3 Lactivist & Intactivist

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    we steam it, mash it and harry digs in with his fingers!!!!
     
  17. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    yep i cook just like normal potato - a nice roast sweet potato chip to hold :D
     

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