Sweet Potato Salad
Sweet potatoes cook differently from ordinary potatoes. To create a really good dish, we had to learn this tuber’s secrets.
Why This Recipe Works
For a light, bright-tasting sweet potato salad, we had to rethink our typical potato salad protocol. Unlike their starchy white counterparts, sweet potatoes quickly become waterlogged and turn to mush when they are boiled. Instead, we steamed the sweet potatoes and shocked them with cold water to stop the cooking. To infuse flavor into the now cold potatoes, we marinated them with a heated seasoned vinegar. And a final toss with vinaigrette and accompaniments like bacon and scallion left our salad shining.