A Very Simple Sweet Potato (Or Yam)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Derf2440

Very quick and very delicious.

Top Review by davidcassosf

This is a warning about the cooking time for the yam. It should be TEN minutes, as is written in the recipe. The problem is that the number 10 in the recipe can look like 20 when printed or viewed on the screen because the number 1 (one) has a "serif" and looks similar to the number 2 (two). My mother misread the 10 (ten) minute cooking time as 20 (twenty) minutes. At 15 minutes, they yam exploded into flames in the microwave, destroying the microwave oven. If she were not in the kitchen when this happened, her house could have burned down. MESSAGE TO FOOD.COM: Please update your website to use a "sans serif" font for your numbers so the numbers "one" and "two" do not look similar. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash potato thoroughly; cut off any dark marks on the skin and cut about a quarter inch into it completely around it lengthwise.
  2. Microwave for approximately 10 minutes on high or until fork tender.
  3. Remove to a microwaveable dish, slice it in half through the cut made earlier, score the inside meat.
  4. Drizzle the honey over the inside, spread 1 teaspoon on each side and spread 1 teaspoon of butter on each side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place back in microwave and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Enjoy.

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