|From Pauline Panzer's Blog, Notes from a Kitchen|
Well, that adage may be true in most cases, but when it comes to sweet potatoes, perish the thought. The skin of the Japanese sweet potato can be more dark red than the burnt umber of its American cousin. It seems also to be smaller and more compact -- an elegant vegetable. But the inside is a gingery yellow, pretty but not hot and sexy like the flaming orange we've come to expect from sweet potatoes.