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You Should Freeze Sweet Potatoes Before Roasting

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The frozen sweet potato cooking technique is one that has been turning heads on the internet because of its ability to help people achieve fluffy roasted sweet potatoes like they’ve never tasted before.

TikTok creator @rootedinspice, who has built up a following because of her incredible Indo-Chinese cooking videos, recently shared an explainer on the technique that she says helps recreate “the common Chinese street food of whole roasted sweet potatoes” – with a recipe she credits to Chef Lucas Sin.

How to use the frozen sweet potato hack

In her video on the traditional cooking technique, @rootedinspice shared that there are only a handful of steps to follow. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Freeze your sweet potatoes, whole
  2. Bake the potatoes “until the burnt sugar oozes out”
  3. Using a tadka pan or a small pot, temper some spices and drizzle the mixture over your sweet potato for flavour. You can also top with an egg

In terms of optional ingredients, @rootedinspice shared that she used mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and crushed red pepper to coat her roasted sweet potato. But this is totally down to your personal preference.

Check out the full video here:


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This particular recipe has been listed by @rootedinspice as a quick and easy (and healthy) breakfast option, but there’s nothing to say you can’t enjoy this spice-filled take on roasted sweet potato all day, every day.

If you’d like more cooking tips for sweet potatoes, or regular potatoes for that matter, you have come to the right place. We’ve got loads of other options for you. Here’s a guide on how to microwave your sweet potatoes, a guide to making tasty sweet potato skins at home, and a recipe for the perfect side dish when entertaining: potato wedges.

If you decide to give this take on roasted sweet potatoes a whirl, let us know how you find it in the comments below!

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