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Can I Bake Sweet Potatoes Tonight & Just Reheat Tomorrow?

Posted by amck (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 21, 12 at 20:50

The subject line pretty much says it all. I'm trying to conserve precious oven time needed for the turkey tomorrow & wonder if I can bake halved sweet potatoes tonight and reheat them when the turkey is resting tomorrow.

These are just plain sweet potatoes to be served plain - something DH grew up having & it wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner (for him) without them... Any reason you think this is not a good idea?


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RE: Can I Bake Sweet Potatoes Tonight & Just Reheat Tomorrow?

Sounds fine to me...let them warm up to room temp and pop them in the oven after the turkey comes out.


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RE: Can I Bake Sweet Potatoes Tonight & Just Reheat Tomorrow?

Sure. I just did that. I roasted 8 large ones today, to a very soft doneness, peeled and mashed them and they were so sweet without any additions or even salt, that I left them plain. Then I roasted 4 long ones to be cut unpeeled for tomorrow and they looked great. My fussy cousin confirmed their goodness.


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RE: Can I Bake Sweet Potatoes Tonight & Just Reheat Tomorrow?

I got mine ready to stick in the oven.Turkey is in slow oven all night.


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RE: Can I Bake Sweet Potatoes Tonight & Just Reheat Tomorrow?

The only thing I'd do differently is to leave them whole when you put them in the oven. I usually wait till they're nearly done, then cut them in half, mash them with a fork to soften them up (you could add butter then, too, but I don't), and then return them to the oven for the last 10 minutes or so.

If you cut them in half before baking, they form a "skin" on the cut surface, and the firmer texture makes them more difficult to mash.

Sue


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