In The Potato Hack, I shy away from using sweet potatoes. Mainly because they are not potatoes. However, SpudFit has decided to include sweet potatoes in his long-term potato diet.
Potatoes lack Vitamins A and E. Sweet potatoes are full of both. By adding some sweet potatoes to the menu, you are filling in some gaps in nutrients very nicely. Plus, they are a bit sweeter, a nice respite from regular potatoes. If you've done any length of potato hack, well, you know what I mean, haha.
I've never been a real fan of sweet potatoes, the usual way I've eaten them is as a side-dish at Thanksgiving, covered in brown sugar and little marshmallows. Way too sweet for my taste. But today on the Spudtember FB page, someone posted a video to "Sweet Potato Flat Bread." This got my attention!
The recipe in the video calls for mashed sweet potatoes and "all-purpose" wheat flour. As I'm not a fan of white wheat flour, I decided to make these using potato starch instead. They turned out just perfect!
I boiled 3 big (white colored) sweet potatoes until tender, cooled and peeled them, then added organic potato starch, 1/4 cup at a time, until it was nice and doughy, then divided it into smaller balls.
I simply pressed the dough balls onto the bottom of a warm ceramic frying pan, making them as thin as I could. I cooked at a medium high heat until the bottom was browned, and flipped. They did not stick at all, and stayed moist and stretchy, like you would expect flatbread to be.
Check out my dinner tonight, a flatbread potato salad sandwich (or three)! mmmmm
And the potato salad? Minimal ingredients: Potatoes, vinegar, mustard, veggie broth.
Sweet potatoes are good, real food and are similar enough to a potato to be included on a potato diet, and in fact, should be encouraged. There is slim chance you will have any problems on a 3-5 day hack, but if you are trying a longer potato diet, over two weeks, it's probably best to add sweet potatoes to fill any nutritional gaps.