This simple recipe reminds you sweet potatoes were considered a dessert in mid-nineteenth century Virginia.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, and set aside. Rub potatoes with vegetable oil, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife, 40 to 45 minutes.

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  • Slit potatoes open lengthwise, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with a generous dollop of sour cream, sprinkle with dark-brown sugar, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Rubbing a touch of vegetable oil on the potato before baking will add a nice sheen to the skin.

Reviews (3)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2008
Yummy side dish! I started the potatoes in the microwave for a couple minutes, then into oven at 475, took about 30 min to bake. Sour cream and brown sugar melted on top, my family loved it!
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2008
Yummy side dish! I started the potatoes in the microwave for a couple minutes, then into oven at 475, took about 30 min to bake. Sour cream and brown sugar melted on top, my family loved it!
Rating: Unrated
01/31/2008
I LOVE this recipe. I used light sour cream and only had light brown sugar but this was WONDERFUL!
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