Are you madly in love with baked sweet potatoes that you ate at the lavish bistro near your house? Game for about making them at your kitchen? Read on to learn how to bake sweet potatoes.

Baking Sweet Potato

A young explorer went food scourging round the globe. In the thicket of a Peruvian jungle, he found a humbling solace; a pink ugly root with a subtle sweetness to battle out those devious hunger pangs. He exuded a satisfying smile and spoke aloud with a pirate’s rum drowned voice “ahoy fellas, load these beauties in, let’s take these sweet patata’s all the way to America”. Ever since Columbus got them through sea, we have all loved them. The very thought of sweet potatoes is enough to fill us with an intense craving, as we scuttle our away to the backyard to grab one or two! Sweet potatoes are truly those wondrous delights that you can never get enough of. Baking them is best way of eating these delightful delicacies. So, whether you want to whip up this earthly delight for a bunch of friends or just treat yourself to yummy mashed sweet potatoes, knowing the art of baking them right is a must. Sweet potatoes can be baked either in the oven or in the microwave. Based on your convenience, you can use either of the two methods. In the following lines, we have provided recipes for both the methods.
How To Bake Sweet Potatoes
Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes
Recipe 1
  • 6 Sweet Potatoes (medium sized)
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes with fresh water and clean them. Make sure all the mud comes off them.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lined with foil. It is necessary to line the sheet with foil, so that the drippings from the potato are collected in the foil.
  • Ideally, it takes 40-45 minutes for the potatoes to become tender.
  • Once they are done, make a slit on top of them. Smear them with butter and sprinkle salt on them. Serve hot.
Recipe 2
  • 3 Sweet Potatoes (large)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, coat the bottom of the baking dish with olive.
  • Wash, scrub and peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into medium sized pieces.
  • Coat the sweet potatoes with olive oil and place them on the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle oregano, salt and pepper on them and place them in the oven.
  • Let the sweet potatoes bake for about 40-45 minutes.
  • Once they are soft and tender remove them and serve them. You can also serve them with a homemade cheese dip or with mayonnaise.
Microwave Bake Sweet Potatoes
Recipe 1
  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 3 tsp Sour Cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Clean the sweet potato, preferably under running water.
  • After cleaning it, prick it a number of times with a fork. This would enable the steam to escape out of the potato during the baking process.
  • Place the potato on a microwave plate and cook for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Once the potato is soft, remove it from the microwave and cut it lengthwise.
  • Season with salt and pepper and mash the inside of the sweet potato using a fork.
  • Smear the open ends of the sweet potato with butter and cheese. Microwave it till the cheese melts.
  • After the cheese melts, season it with sour cream and coriander. Serve hot.

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