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Thread: Is this a sweet potato? called "New Jersey Sweet Potato"

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    Is this a sweet potato? called "New Jersey Sweet Potato"

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    I bought one of these at the store today, got it home, and cooked it. the skin is a light grayish color while the inside is yellowish white. I was unsure if this is just a regular potato with a different name or if it is indeed a sweet potato.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
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    looks like a sweet potato to me so I agree with the bearded wonder.

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    Regular potatoes aren't pointy. This is the white sweet potato. I like these as much or more than the orange guys. I never had a purple one, but I want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Regular potatoes aren't pointy. This is the white sweet potato. I like these as much or more than the orange guys. I never had a purple one, but I want to.

    Yup, only the orange ones to be found around here, but if nothing else they make a nice color contrast when mixed with regular potatoes. I can find purple fingerling potatoes but no purple sweet potatoes. Japanese aren't they?

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    Are the purple ones the Japanese or the Okinawan? I always get them confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Are the purple ones the Japanese or the Okinawan? I always get them confused.
    No clue. All potatoes look the same to me.

    I'll see myself out...before turquoisepassion shows up to kill me. >.>

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    We call them kumara in New zealand. We have purple, gold and white. We also have a potato called Jersey, but thats a potato, not a sweet potato/kumara. I made kumara wedges last week......... Best food EVER!!!!!!!!
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    We call them Japanese sweet potatoes here. The white flesh made me think it wouldn't be as good as the Garnet sweet potato I usually buy, but it was sooo good. It is sweeter with more flavor and I like the texture.

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