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O'Henry Sweet Potatoes
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O’Henry sweet potatoes are medium to large in size and are long, oblong, and cylindrical in shape with tapered ends. The thin, light tan skin is smooth with shallow eyes and some dark brown spots dotted across the surface. The white to pale yellow flesh is firm, dense, and moist. When cooked, O’Henry sweet potatoes are creamy and sweet, similar to that of orange-hued sweet potatoes, and boasts nuances of nuts and honey.
O’Henry sweet potatoes are available year-round, with peak season in the fall.
O’Henry sweet potatoes, botanically classified as Ipomoea batatas, are members of the Convolvulaceae or morning glory family. O’Henry sweet potatoes are a light skinned and white fleshed variant of the orange beauregard sweet potato. Their success in the commercial marketplace has dwindled in recent years as new varieties of white-fleshed sweet potatoes have arrived in the marketplace increasing competition.
O’Henry sweet potatoes offer vitamins A, E, C, B6, fiber, and potassium.
O’Henry sweet potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, baking, and boiling. Used in both sweet and savory preparations, O’Henry sweet potatoes are popularly used in traditional recipes such as sweet potato pie, sweet potato fries, and candied sweet potato. They can also be sliced thin and used in casseroles or in a breakfast hash. Once cooked, O’Henry sweet potatoes can be pureed for use in soups and sauces or mashed to create a sweeter take on the classic side dish, mashed potatoes. O’Henry sweet potatoes pair well with sage, vinaigrettes, green chiles, mustard, curries, garlic, black beans, and chanterelles. They will keep up to three weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Sweet potatoes, both the orange and white varieties, are a popular culinary root in the United States and have been prevalent for many years. The sweet potato became successful after the Great Depression because of its filling and nourishing nature and was grown both commercially and in home gardens. Today, North Carolina provides nearly forty percent of the nation’s supply of sweet potatoes.
O’Henry sweet potatoes were discovered by Henry Wayne Baileas in Vardaman, Mississippi and are a white-fleshed mutation of the orange-fleshed sweet potato variety known as beauregard. A relatively new variety, the O’Henry was released to the commercial marketplace in the late 1990’s. Today, the O’Henry sweet potato can be found across the United States at local farmers markets.
Recipes that include O'Henry Sweet Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Eating Well||Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole|
|Washington Post||Roasted Heirloom Sweet Potato Salad With Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette|
|A Cookie Named Desire||Sweet Potato Curry|