How to Cure and Store Sweet Potatoes

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

When you bring sweet potatoes home from the grocery store or farmers’ market, don’t toss them in the fridge—the cold, dry environment causes sweet potatoes to lose flavor and develop a hard center. Instead, keep store-bought sweet potatoes on the counter or in a root cellar. Home-grown sweet potatoes need to go through a process called curing before they’re ready for long-term storage.