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7-minute "Quick Steamed" Sweet Potatoes
Created by paullois, Thursday, 20 July 2017
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Heart Happy
Side dishes
Cooking Method
Side Dish
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • 1/2 onion slice ( cook with sweet potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. While steam is building up, press or finely chop garlic and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
  4. When water comes to a boil, carefully add sweet potatoes.
  5. Cover steamer with a tight fitting lid and steam 7 minutes.
  6. Sweet potatoes are done when they are fork tender.
  7. Transfer to a bowl.
  8. For more flavor,toss sweet potatoes with the remaining ingredients while they are still hot.
  9. Research shows that fat-solvable vitamins and carotenoids found in foods, such as sweet potatoes, may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil.
Additional Tips
If you peel the sweet potatoes under running warm, they will stay a nice color and not turn brown.

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