Simple Baked Sweet Potatoes

by Lindsey Rose

Simple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Simple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Simple way to bake a sweet potato:

Preheat oven to between 400-425 degrees

Scrub sweet potato and remove bruises/woody parts, dry with towel and coat skin with oil (I used canola oil), the oil helps the skin separate after you bake it. Also, poke some holes in the top with a fork (you can wait till it cooks a bit to poke the holes, to reduce leaking).

Place in oven on rack (put some sort of tray on the rack below if you don't want the potato to leak in your oven)

Bake for 40-60 mins, until potato is softened (if it is still hard in the middle, close it up again, it will continue to cook as it cools)

Once it cools a bit, cut in half and cut slits in the open face, add some butter (non-dairy for me, I use Earth Balance), salt, black pepper, and paprika! (to taste)

Now, eat and enjoy :) lots of beta carotein, protein, vitamin c, calcium, iron, and thiamine!

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by: Blaise Dismer

Lindsey, thank you for a simple, direct recipe even a guy like me understands. Blaise Dismer

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