B's class went on a field trip to the sweet potato farm. They got to go out and dig up as many as they could fit in their bags. She had quite a few, her bag was too heavy for her to carry. I didn't want to waste them so I tried some different ways to cook them.
The benimo look like normal potatoes, but when you cut them open they reveal a gorgeous deep purple inside. The Okinawans use them to make ice cream, tarts & sweets.
I tried at first to fry some, like french fries. That didn't go so well. They were just kind of blah. So I cubed and boiled some. Then I mashed them with some butter and a bit of salt. YUMMY!!
What they look like after just being dug up.
I peeled these.
Peeled and cut open to show color.
Water after boiling benimo.
Steaming benimo hot off the stove.
Mashed with butter & salt.