This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.
I have this friend who eats a sweet potato for lunch every day. She pokes holes in it, wraps it in a damp paper towel, microwaves it for 8 minutes, and then holds it like a hoagie and devours it. I mean, I love the simple satisfaction sweet potatoes have to offer as much as the next person but accepting that as your daily lunchtime routine seems a bit limiting. Especially when there’s about a million ways to enjoy sweet potatoes.
Given their insane versatility, you should never, ever find yourself stuck in a handheld, spud-munching rut (sorry, Amy). In fact, sweet potatoes are king when it comes to versatility–which means you can eat them savory or sweet, baked or boiled, steamed or fried, and for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and more.