Feeding a Crowd

Sweet Potatoes

"Sweet potato is something dear to my heart and my daughter enjoys them now, so that's sort of full circle...my grandma is probably smiling down on that, every time I make them for her, and she just eats them up."-Michael


Michael at the Public Art Saint Paul Sweet & Spring Rolling FreshLo community meal at Hmongtown Marketplace  

Meet Michael! Michael is active participant at Frog-town and Rondo and the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance in St.Paul Minnesota.

Sweet Potato

Michael values cultural and local food, and community/family togetherness through food.  

For Michael, sweet potato's are a cultural and a yummy treat. It brings him back to memories with his grandmother, who would make this southern dish on occasions. 

When Pumpkin pie was introduced to America, African slaves transformed the dessert into something sweeter using sweet potatoes during the time of the middle passage. 

"There's a lot of different ways you can cook a sweet potato.. you can bake it, you can make the traditional sweet potatoes.. some people put marsh-mellows and all that in it...  sweet potato pie.."

Dream Field Farms.Sweet Potato.2018.web 04/06/2018.


Here's an easy way to make sweet potatoes in the oven!

Preheat your oven to 375 and cut each sweet potato in half the long way. Lay them in a single layer on a roasting tray and drizzle with some oil, salt, pepper, and other desired seasonings (maybe honey and cinnamon if you are adventurous!). Place in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until tender- you can test by putting a fork into the sweet potatoes to see if they are mushy, which indicates that they are done!

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