Canning Sweet Potatoes

Step #1 – Place sweet potatoes in a large pot with a couple inches of water in the bottom. Cover and steam for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Step #2 – Remove sweet potatoes from pot and allow to cool enough so you can handle them without burning your fingers. 

Step #3 – Peel sweet potatoes. I saved my sweet potato peels and gave them to my horses later.

Step #4 – Cut sweet potatoes into large cubes and place in sterilized mason jars. 
Step #5 – Cover with boiling water. Wipe rims off and place lids on jars. Process in a pressure canner according to USDA directions.
 Here is Bandit enjoying his sweet potatoes! 
Note: Cooked sweet potatoes are okay to feed your horses, but white potatoes are not.

About Melissa

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor's wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin' to 13 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa is the Founding Editor of A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker's Journal: Keeping House, and Christian ADVENTures in Prophecy. You are invited to visit Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.
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