OK, so I just discovered that I really, really like butternut squash in savory dishes--thought it would make me gag, but I find it subtle-y addictive. A lot of recipes I've read that call for sweet potatoes look like butternut squash could be substituted with good results. The two times I've tried sweet potatoes I've wanted to be sick (too sweet!), but I'm really trying to branch out in terms of vegetable consumption. So...my question...in terms of flavor, how similar/dissimilar are these two veggies. If I like one, are the chances good that I'll like the other (I've grown up a bit since I last tried the taters). And if it turns out that I do indeed hate the sweet potatoes, is butternut squash a good substitute for it in at least some recipes (I'm thinking about sweet potato burritos from Moosewood for some reason).
"It covers your bread like a stinkyfishy tarp
I know it isn't butter
But I can't believe it's carp!"
Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge