Yellow Jersey Sweet Potato
The Yellow Jersey is a white-fleshed heirloom variety of sweet potato. It may be slightly more fibrous than other varieties and not quite as sweet in flavor.
The Yellow Jersey is a dry type of sweet potato. The “Jersey” type, one of the two types of sweet potatoes produced for food in the United States, has a dry flesh, remains dry and firm when cooked
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
As the flesh of sweet potatoes will darken upon contact with the air, you should cook them immediately after peeling and/or cutting them. If this is not possible, to prevent oxidation, keep them in a bowl covered completely with water until you are ready to cook them. Sweet potatoes may be substituted for regular potatoes in almost any recipe. To peel a boiled sweet potato, just drain off the hot water and immediately submerge them in cold water. Remember that baked sweet potatoes are delicious even when served cold, and make a great food to pack in to-go lunches.
Conserving and Storing
Because of their high sugar content, sweet potatoes don't keep very well, so store them in a cool, dark place - but not the refrigerator - and don't plan to keep them more than a week or two. They should be stored loose and not kept in a plastic bag.
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