One lil' suggestion, Try brown sugar instead of granulated sugar with the sweet potatoes. We enjoy ours this way and would never go back to granulated sugar. *smiles*
Don't forget to prick the sweet potatoes a few times all over with a fork. I also put a piece of aluminum foil under each sweet potato, so that the sugar (that oozes out as the potatoes cook) doesn't drip on the racks or on the bottom of the oven and burn. (Why make more work for yourself?) Other than those "changes", this recipe is dynamite for baked sweet potatoes! Thanks, Tish, for posting! :)
Made these for thanksgiving,they were a great hit,next time I will try brown sugar these are a keeper
This idea is typical and a good one to use for sweet potatoes.. my complaints here is #1 yams are not sweet potatoes and do have a different taste. #2 1/8 cup of butter per person is ridiculously high. I use no sugar (it's a sweet potato..) I add cinnamon and nutmeg both to the mixture and 1 tbsp whipped butter per person.
These turned out perfect, to say the least! What an easy recipe to follow and fix...I did use plain ole yams, and not the garnets...(just what I happened to get at the store)...I omitted the cinnamon sugar mix, and used my pecan praline sauce over them instead...YUM! Have never baked yams for Thanksgiving before, but, these were a big hit...Will be making them this way again, thanks to you, Tish... Appreciate you sharing...Laudee
Thank you for the perfect instructions on baking the sweet potatoes! They baked up just right. My husband loves the cinnamon sugar and butter, but I was very happy with my perfectly cooked potato and just a little fresh ground pepper.
I too use brown sugar and it is delicious. I have just gotten into the habit of microwaving potatoes. Just wrap in plastic wrap, ( don't pierce) and micro 6 minutes per potato. Delicious. My local supermarket sells them pre-wrapped for .69 each and this is where I got the idea to do it myself.
I like to rub them down in butter then wrap them in tin foil to bake them. This keeps the skin soft and is a little less messy. I agree with pricking with fork prior to baking .
We are so obsessed with sweet potatoes at the moment! Baked is just the best way to eat them, I served ours with some oven baked salmon and it's a new favourite here, delicious!
Excellent. I made a few changes, used Brown Sugar and 1 teaspoon of butter. Then topped it off with a couple of Marshmellows and put it back in the oven for 5 min. Heaven.