Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes
Don't wait until the holidays to enjoy the honeyed flavor and velvety texture of this colorful root vegetable.
- Servings: 4
Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera
Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes all over, and rub with olive oil. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, until a paring knife inserted in center meets no resistance, about 45 minutes. Cut a deep cross into the middle of each sweet potato; push ends together to open. With a fork, loosen and lightly mash inside of sweet potatoes. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter.