The Foolproof way to Bake a Sweet Potato
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Serves: Makes as many sweet potatoes as you want.
 
This method takes the guesswork out of determining when the sweet potatoes are done. The sweet potato flesh is perfectly tender and it separates from the skin, making it extremely easy to remove the skin.
Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes or yams
Instructions
  1. Put baking sheet lined with foil on the lowest rack of your oven. (Don't put the foil directly on the bottom of the oven.) This will catch any of the syrup that may escape from the sweet potatoes. For easy cleanup, simply remove the foil and throw it away after baking the sweet potatoes.
  2. Don't preheat the oven. Prick your sweet potatoes each 2-3 time with a fork, then place them directly on the oven rack in the middle of the oven, above the rack with the foil. Turn the oven on to 425.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes for sweet potatoes/yams that are 2-3 inches in diameter. For sweet potatoes that are up to 4 inches in diameter, bake for an hour. For super large sweet potatoes, bake for an hour and 15 minutes.
  4. After the time has elapsed, don't open the oven but turn it off. Let the sweet potatoes sit in the oven for at least 30 minutes but up to an hour. Remove from the oven and eat immediately, or remove the skin and store in a container in the fridge.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at https://empoweredsustenance.com/bake-a-sweet-potato/