|Baked sweet potatoes|
Freezing Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes do not last in the fruit cellar or winter storage as long as squash or regular potatoes last. I preserve my sweet potatoes for winter usage when the tips start to get mushy or start to rot.
First bake the sweet potatoes, allow them to cool and then peel. Mash the baked/peeled sweet potatoes. Now fill your baggies - I never put more than 3 cups of mashed sweet potato in 1 bag. I use a Vacuum Pack Machine but using ziploc baggies is also an option. If you are using a "food saver" or vacuum packer then you must freeze the sweet potato mash in the bag before actually sealing with the vacuum packer (otherwise mash will be sucked into the machine and the bag won't seal properly). I temporarily close the bag with a chip clip.
Once the sweet potato mash is frozen - then seal each bag according to the manufacturer's instructions. Label and then it will be ready for winter usage.
|Sweet Potato mash sealed and ready for winter use.|