Now I know we have all baked sweet potatoes before, probably many times. I had too. But when a friend of mind turned me on to this method for baking the perfect sweet potato....and I tried them, I was floored at how wonderful they were! These are by far the BEST sweet potatoes I have ever tasted...ever!
Even people who normally don't care for sweet potatoes, love these amazing little orange bundles of sweetness. They turn out moist, sweet, creamy, and need nothing on them at all for them to be delicious. Now, have I got your mouth watering, get some sweet potatoes or yams and give this method a try, you won't be sorry :)
Here are the simple directions...
~Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
~Scrub potatoes and dry them off but do not poke with holes or wrap foil around them
~Place potatoes directly on the middle oven rack... put a cookie sheet lined with foil on the rack directly below the rack that the potatoes are on to catch any drips and save on cleanup
~set timer for exactly 20 minutes.
~NOTE: Roasting the potatoes at this high heat for 20 minutes causes the potatoes to puff up and form a pocket around the potato causing them to actually steam cook...and caramelize
~Remove from oven
*Note: I find that for med to large potatoes this is the perfect time, if you have super large sized potatoes, you may want to increase time an extra 5-10 minutes
Look at that beauty....nature's candy!!
I always bake extra because they keep very well in the fridge wrapped in plastic...and remains nice and moist when re-heated in microwave oven.