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Sun Sweet Potatoes

by Christa Upton
(South Dakota)

Hot Pot Solar Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Hot Pot Solar Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Recipe 21 with the Solar Hot Pot

Sun Sweet Potatoes

9:45 am—3 T. butter—put into Hot Pot, set up facing the sun, set timer for 15 minutes.

Then prep:

1 large can (40 oz.) sweet potatoes (drain some or all of the juice depending on how “juicy” you like your potatoes; keep in mind that more liquid will slow down the heating)
1/2 c. brown sugar (stir sugar into juices or sprinkle on potatoes)

10:00 am—Carefully add all to Hot Pot (I had trouble with splashing the butter with the heavy potatoes); set timer for one hour.

11:00 am—Adjust to sun, set timer for 30-60 minutes.

At noon, the sweet potatoes will be hitting the 2 hour mark. If they did not get above 150 degrees Fahrenheit, they need to be eaten right away (leftovers chilled immediately).

More cooking will “candy” the potatoes more, but all you really “need” is to heat it all up to be pleasantly warm.

I think it’s cool how you can see the reflection of the Pot and food in the aluminum reflective panels. (smile)

Not sure it can get much easier than that recipe. (smile) Even if you do have the use of an oven or crock pot, this is great in the summer because it won’t heat up the house (and tastes better than sweet potatoes warmed in the microwave, IMHO! Probably healthier, too.) And despite all that butter and sugar, they still have some good nutrients and fiber. (smile)

Planning garlic lentils for the weekend; look for that recipe next week! (smile)

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Jul 09, 2014
Reply--Cool idea!
by: Anonymous

I hadn’t heard about removing the silk but leaving the husk before; that sounds like a really neat way to cook corn!! Yes, EASY!! :)


Jun 28, 2014
Easy corn on the cob
by: Cal Griggs

Sweet potatoes are easy. but corn on the cob is easier! Simply pull back the husk on the ear, to expose the silk. Remove the silk and then push the husk back over the corn on the cob. Bake in the solar oven for about 1 hour and enjoy.

Don't use any water, the corn will be fantastic just cooking on it's own.

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