Are sweet potato skins good eating?

Sweet potato skins are safe to eat and can be easily added to most recipes. They’re rich in fiber, other nutrients, and antioxidants that can help support a healthy gut, increase feelings of fullness, and prevent chronic disease. If you’re looking to get the most nutrition out of your sweet potato, keep the peel on.

How do I make crispy sweet potato skins?

How To Bake Sweet Potatoes

  1. Wash AND dry the sweet potatoes.
  2. Poke holes all over the sweet potato.
  3. Drizzle the sweet potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt.
  4. Give the potatoes a good rub making sure the entire surface is covered with oil and seasoned properly.

What can I do with leftover sweet potato skins?

Turn them into crisps. These crisps sweet potato skins makes an excellent finger food and perfect pair for any dips. But don’t forget to scrub them off thoroughly before roasting them! We do not wish to bite into tiny gritty sand particles, do we :P.

What are the best toppings for a sweet potato?


  • Brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and salt.
  • Maple syrup, butter and toasted pecans.
  • Sour cream, chives, salt and pepper.
  • Blue cheese, walnuts and honey.
  • Mini marshmallows, brown sugar and cinnamon (pop it under the broiler to toast the marshmallows a bit)
  • Beef, Turkey or Veggie Chili.
  • Sloppy Joe meat.

Should I boil sweet potatoes before baking?

When you’re in a time crunch, there is a way to cook your sweet potatoes faster. The trick is to partially cook them: Boiling sweet potatoes before baking them can cut back on overall cooking time.

Does sweet potato skin have carbs?

Eating a sweet potato with the skin will provide 7 percent of your daily value for healthy complex carbohydrates, with 21 grams per 100-gram serving.

What can I do with baked sweet potato skins?

Loaded sweet potato skins are so simple. The potatoes are hollowed out, leaving just enough edge, then filled back up with the mashed sweet potato. I highly recommend mashing the sweet potatoes with a little milk to make the filling smooth and extra creamy. Top the filled skins with cheese, bake, add bacon, enjoy.

How do you make edible sweet potato skins?

Peel sweet potatoes using a chef’s knife, creating large skins with just a little flesh attached. (Set aside sweet potato flesh for another use.) Place sweet potato skins on a baking sheet and toss with oil and a pinch of salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until skins and crispy and brown.

What goes good on baked sweet potatoes?

Even More Ways To Stuff Baked Sweet Potatoes: Go sweet with some sauteed cinnamon apples, toasted pecans, or Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter. Use beef carnitas, or cuban pork. Peperoncini Beef. Italian sausage wth onions and peppers.