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Sweet Potato Leaves -- Yum!

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Sweet Potato Leaves -- Yum!

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racer x | | Nov 27, 2011 06:40 PM

Had a delicious meal of hot blanched then stir-fried sweet potato greens tonight (garlic, shallots, dried red chili peppers, a few chives, oyster sauce, soy sauce). Delicious!

Where have these been all my life?

I've had and loved sauce feuille with beef, chicken, and/or fried fish over rice from Senegalese and other West African restaurants. But living in the Midwest, NYC, and now Florida I've never seen fresh potato leaves in a regular supermarket or, in NYC, a corner produce market.

Why is it that only (some) Asian specialty grocers seem to carry potato leaves?
They're delicious. They're green leafy vegetables that are supposed to be good for you. They apparently grow pretty readily -- some folks have them growing as weeds in their yards. (And heck, most markets carry the sweet potatoes!)

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