Thursday, June 18, 2009

A strange vegetable called ~name...

Actually that little curvy symbol (~)goes above the "n", but I have no idea how to type it that way!
This is one of our "food adventures"! I picked up several odd veggies at the store and asked the kids to pick and the ~name won out!

There's very little about it on the net. In fact, I could only find ONE post about it.
It looks kinda like a giant sweet potato, except a little darker. And the peeling is a little different.
The insides are pretty and white! It browns quick so its best to cut it over water.
They are also a little slimy, like okra, while fresh, but once you cook them, they are like potatoes.
You cook them as you would potatoes, in salt water according to a little note above them in the store.
Along with salt, I added pepper and a little butter and they were very tasty! Everyone thought they were like potatoes!


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Go to google, type in jalapeno & up pops the jalapeƱo. Just copy & paste the n with the tilde *grin*

Donna said...

Ahhh! Very clever idea!!! :-)