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Old 10-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #1081
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Rossi, you know we couldn't stay away too long, we have to come home and visit sometimes. Thanks Barb, I will check out that youtube video on the dehydrator. I wonder if you can make sweet potato jerky, that would be a new one we could market it under the name poot root jerky. Man, that wasn't nice was it, sorry.
Yum! Sweet potato anything is good! Is there really such a thing as sweet potato jerky? If so, I'll try making it if you can get the recipe.

My next experiment is dehydrating sweet potatoes. From what I understand, they have to be boiled and mashed and then spread out on the trays of the dehydrator to dry. Once they're done, you put them in a blender to turn them into powder and store them in a canning jar.

When you want to eat them, you add them to boiling water and they rehydrate and taste like fresh mashed 'taters. Of course, with some butter and a little brown sugar.

I made some Ore Ida sweet potato fries the other day for the kids for lunch. Knowing them, if I had told them what they were, they wouldn't have wanted to eat them. So I told them they were Halloween french fries. They loved them! Only one of the little gals left a few on her plate.

A sweet potato by any other name is still a sweet potato.

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"Halloween french fries" ..good one. What ever it takes momma
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I say, whatever it takes to get them to try something different and healthful.
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Yum! Sweet potato anything is good! Is there really such a thing as sweet potato jerky? If so, I'll try making it if you can get the recipe.
Naw, I was just puttin the shuck on ya. If they can dehydrate bananas you should be able to do the same with sweet taters, I love them things, as matter fact Judy just baked me one while ago, sounded like a hog at a slop trough when I lit into that bad boy.
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Well -
I looked at this thread -
It was at 1,060 replies and 26,174 views.
A very accomplished effort, on everybody's part!
It was languishing in the woe-begone area of "Page 3".

I was tempted to enter a post -
However, I thought - "Nay Rossi - stayeth thy hand!!!"
"Thee sleeping mongrel may best be lefth unperturbed, undisturbed -
pokith it not with thy sharp stick!"

So - our much heralded, hapless, hero moveith on -
To sow wisdom, knowledge, mirth and merriment upon the unsuspecting
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LO - what does our hero espy!?!
Apparently, our hero is not the only "fool", "clown", "joker" in the realm!
Someone else doth have the courage and fortitude to -
Pokih thee sleeping mongrel with thee sharp stick!
Aye - tis a wonder to behold!!
(I thought I was the only one to rush in where Angels fear to tread!!)

The much, vaunted Lord Nathan and his courageous Knights -
the "Moderators" - are probably, cringing!!
Arrgh!!!!
Not more of this!!!

Hey - we're at 1085 posts and 26,462 views!!
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Naw, I was just puttin the shuck on ya. If they can dehydrate bananas you should be able to do the same with sweet taters, I love them things, as matter fact Judy just baked me one while ago, sounded like a hog at a slop trough when I lit into that bad boy.
The Illini Indians used to make necklaces out of dried squash, taters and things to eat as they scurried at great speeds between New Orleans and the then swampland that is now Chicago.

Given you can get fresh squash, yams, and sweet potatoes all year round now? I guess I don't see the attraction to dehydrating, canning or preserving any of it unless stocking the space station or something.

As for Halloween fries. Great idea. Kids usually like tempura if you sneak it on them.

Best sweet potato fries I have had were coated in pancake/waffle batter before being deep fried. I suppose you could pan fry or bake them too.
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The Illini Indians used to make necklaces out of dried squash, taters and things to eat as they scurried at great speeds between New Orleans and the then swampland that is now Chicago.

Given you can get fresh squash, yams, and sweet potatoes all year round now? I guess I don't see the attraction to dehydrating, canning or preserving any of it unless stocking the space station or something.

As for Halloween fries. Great idea. Kids usually like tempura if you sneak it on them.

Best sweet potato fries I have had were coated in pancake/waffle batter before being deep fried. I suppose you could pan fry or bake them too.
I kinda like going back to the old ways in somethings. I do know dehydrating somethings totally changes the taste and sometimes for the better. Do you remember fried dried peach pies, total different taste of the dried peaches. Now I done gone and made myself hungry and I am on a low carb diet.
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Most Scandy foods used to be inedible accept for baked goods.

Nana used to make a winter fruit soup with lots of nice spices and dried apricots, prunes, figs and things. I do remember the different taste.

Personally I think I would prefer fresh options of all though. I used to live amidst the dried fruit capital of the country when it came to such things. All gone now of course.
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Damn sounds like Betty Crocker meets Martha Stewart. Oh crap did I say that out loud?
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Damn sounds like Betty Crocker meets Martha Stewart. Oh crap did I say that out loud?


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Yes you did and now you must face the repercussions.

This here is an equal opportunity , non judgemental thread so you may offer your opinion. However, the 5 major players are not ashamed and are quite proud of their culinary skills. Betty herself would tell you if you don't have something nice to say.......

You owe us a recipe.


What did you have for dinner last night? Or tonight if its better
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Darn Tootn!!! creeper!!!
Besides -
Sounds more like -
Chef "Boy Ar Di", "Julia Childish", and the "Spillsbury Doughboy" -
got together to make grilled-cheese sandwiches -
Using aged swiss, roquefort, gruyere - on home-made bread (of course!) -
Washed down with a couple of bottles of very, fine wine!!
(We do have very high, culinary standards here!)

Remember, though -
there's 5 "jokers" here! (Yeah, the deck is "stacked"!)
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Hey new guy

Yes you did and now you must face the repercussions.

This here is an equal opportunity , non judgemental thread so you may offer your opinion. However, the 5 major players are not ashamed and are quite proud of their culinary skills. Betty herself would tell you if you don't have something nice to say.......

You owe us a recipe.


What did you have for dinner last night? Or tonight if its better
Last night we went to a little place over near Chiefland for their buffet we had crawdads and frog legs, cole slaw and corn bread. Know you don't believe me but true story. Tonight I'm going to pre-heat the oven to 425 take the DiGiorno rising crust supreme pizza out of the wrapping and very gently slide in the oven for 24 minutes when done add BBQ sause to taste. Bone Appetite
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Crawdads (we call them cray-fish), frog legs, cole slaw, corn bread ?!?
How come you didn't bring enough for the rest of us!!!!!
We'll give you a "pass" this time!!
(Good to run into somebody that likes frog legs! NO, they don't taste like
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Digiorno - not many problems with their stuff!
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I believe corn bread has been discussed. I don't care for the crawdaddys you Merkins claim to be shellfish and I'm a little skeptical about the frogs legs. ( I never once claimed to have a mature palate)

Pass the coleslaw please

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