Monday, June 16, 2008

How to Make Charlie Really Really Really Happy...

Take 1 big sweet potato/ yam:

and cut into 1/3" slices:

Microwave the slices until they're soft (sounds crazy, but it took 10 min. for these):

Bake (raised on a rack) at 200-250' F (95-120' C?) for hours (4 in this case) until they're dry but still flexible (note: they didn't ooze at all):

Cool.    (Note that at this point, the 2 end pieces are missing, having been commandeered by the quality control team of Charlie & Gabbie, who pronounced them 'fit for consumption'.)

Feed & repeat:

"Gimme that!"

I don't know if they're as good as Sam's Yams, but they're a whole lot cheaper & Charlie likes them just fine!!



Lenny said...

Yum! My mom tried to make those once but she didn't know about the microwave part. I think she will need to try it again!

Your friend, Lenny

Charlie said...

Mom forgot to mention that after she microwaved them and before she put them in the oven, she poked them full of holes with a fork so they'd dry better.

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh yeah we are with you on this one! PL2 bought a dehydrator just for this because when she made them in the oven they weren't so hot BUT she didn't know about the microwave part and is going to run and try it!! Love A+A

Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
Yummy homemade treats! I will tell my grandma about them!
Kisses and hugs

Myeo said...

Looks good! We never tried those before.

Boy n Baby

Chris and Mackenzie said...

This looks easy enough for me to attempt! I've never bought a sweet potato before...this weekend may be the first.

Wags - Chris

Curt Rogers said...

Okay, this is hilarious, especially the 2nd the last picture.

We're definitely going to have to give this a try!

meemsnyc said...

Wow Charlie, that looks like a really delicious snack!! Yum sweet potatoes.

Moco said...

Grammie made those once for us. She didn't do the microwave. She will have to do it again your way. We love those sweet potatoes.

Ben & Darling said...

wahahahahaha....sorry, i couldnt stop laughing at mom. She thought that is some kind of organ looking at the 1st pic...hahaha

Those sweet potato look yummylicious, must get the mom to make it.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

It's pawsome that you get to test taste it

~ Girl girl

Snowball said...

wow... If jie jie on the oven for 4 hours, mummy will be after her screaming about the utility bills being high... what a bummer... I am glad that your mum is not so stingy.


BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, that looks interesting!

Noah the Airedale said...

We've always got sweet potato so we're going to try it. Thanks Charlie.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Girasol said...

Oh sweet potato ummm so yummy! when i just to live in Peru, i ate those a lot, mash sweet potato with mash carrots yummy!!!

B said...

They look really really yummy. We wanted to try and dry yams in a food dehydrator but this sounds easy too.


Amber-Mae said...

I bet it tastes better than Sam's Yams coz it's not too dried!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Helios said...

oohh... they look yummy! My M loves sweet potatoes too. Maybe I can get her to make me some.

Freda said...

Hey Charlies,

Thanks for the cooools steps by steps demo. Now if onlys stupids ∆≈ can follows them or explains them to Mum.



Anonymous said...

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Best regard from Belgium.