How do you soften sweet potatoes for cutting? Well, you can use a microwave for 1 or 2 minutes properly soften the sweet potatoes. Moreover, you can also use the traditional boiling method to soften the sweet potatoes for cutting.
These two methods (microwave and boiling) are truly far better for softening the potatoes and cutting. Now, I am going to share with you the detailed information to soften the sweet potatoes for cutting. So, let’s get started with the article right now.
How Do You Soften Sweet Potatoes for Cutting?
There are plenty of methods you will discover on the market which helps you to soften your sweet potatoes so that you can hassle-free cut down the potatoes. If you think that the knife is unable to cut sweet potatoes, you should soften the potatoes.
Note, you will get 2 different methods to soft the sweet potatoes for cutting. I will never share with you a method that doesn’t help you with cutting with destroying the potato’s shape. So, let’s break down the following method and soften the potatoes.
How to Soften Sweet Potatoes in Microwave?
First of all, we are going to try softening the sweet potatoes using the microwave. You just need to follow the below steps to soften the sweet potatoes in the microwave. So, let’s get started with the method.
Step 1: Wash Potatoes
Before starting to soften the sweet potatoes in the microwave, you should wash the potatoes nearly 3-4 times. Moreover, it would help if you washed the potatoes properly; otherwise, dust and other harmful things with potatoes harm your microwave.
Step 2: Place Potatoes in the Microwave
Select a fresh plate to put the potatoes in the microwave. It is very important to soften the potatoes. Moreover, you can also use foil paper to keep the sweet potatoes inside the microwaves safely.
Step 3: Fix the Time
Now, it is time to fix the time. The first time you need to set up 5 minutes for softening the sweet potatoes. If you think that the potatoes are not tender after 5-minutes, you can continuously do that maximum of 30 minutes for softening.
How to Soften Sweet Potatoes in Boiling?
If you think that you haven’t microwaved to soften the sweet potatoes, you can use the traditional method of boiling to soften the sweet potatoes. So, let’s check out the following step-by-step method to soften the sweet potatoes using boiling.
Step 1: Wash the Potatoes
Like the microwave method, you should also clean or wash the potatoes before boiling. If you don’t wash the potatoes before boiling, it may be hard enough for you to wash the sweet potatoes after boiling.
Step 2: Keep Water in a Pot
Now, you need to take a pot and fill up the water in the pot. However, take the water which you need for your potatoes. You should take water a perfect amount so that the potatoes are fully wet.
Step 3: Boil the Potatoes
Finally, you should start to boil the potatoes. According to my experience, I need nearly 15 minutes with full fire to boil the potatoes. You should check 1 or 3 times whether the potatoes are properly boiled or not.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Q: How do you make sweet potatoes soft to cut?
Answer: You can use the microwave and boiling method to soften the sweet potatoes for cutting. I think you should follow the above method for hassle-free softening the sweet potatoes and cutting down the potatoes in your own shape.
Q: How long should I boil sweet potatoes to soften them for cutting?
Answer: You can spend nearly 15-minutes boiling sweet potatoes to soften them for cutting. It may take less time if the fire is strong enough. It would be better for you to check 1-3 times that the sweet potatoes are properly boiled or not.
Q: Is there an easy way to cut sweet potatoes?
Answer: Yes, you can also use a knife to easily cut the sweet potatoes. You should use a high sharp edge knife for cutting sweet potatoes because the sweet potatoes are hard enough to cut. Or you can also soften the potatoes and then cut down the sweet potatoes.
Q: How do you cut sweet potatoes that are hard?
Answer: First of all, you need to soften the sweet potatoes and then need to cut them. Moreover, you can also take a high sharp knife which helps you hassle-free cut down the hard sweet potatoes.
Now, you have enough information about the softening process of sweet potatoes. You can apply any of these methods to soften the sweet potatoes. According to my experience, the microwave method is more workable than boiling. But, when you don’t have a microwave, you can easily use the boil method to soften the sweet potatoes for cutting.
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Hi there, my name is Matt Davidson, and I have been a professional chef both inside of my home and in a restaurant based in New York since 2008. I have lots of experience as well as my team members, and we want to share all of the experience so that you can make your kitchen more juicy, secure, and comfortable.