Baked Sweet Potato
Bake 350 degrees
1 large sweet potato washed and dried
sugar/cinnamon mixed together (Optional)
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Coat the dried sweet potato with olive oil. Place the sweet potato (do not poke holes in it) onto the cookie sheet and layer sea salt on top. Bake for 1 hour and check by slightly squeezing the sweet potato to see if it’s soft. You will have to adjust baking time to the size of the sweet potato or how many sweet potatoes you are baking.
Slice long ways and add topping of your choice, butter, sugar/cinnamon.
The hint of fall is in the air and thoughts begin of different foods to cook. One of my favorite foods is a buttered, piping hot, baked sweet potato. This can be a meal on its own, on a cold winter night or a wonderful complement to chicken, beef, and fish.
Although it is sometimes called a yam in North America, the sweet potato is not in the yam family, nor is it closely related to the common potato, which makes for a lot of confusion when you're shopping at the grocery store. Whatever the name it’s high in beta-carotene, vitamins and it taste delicious.
Baking a sweet potato doesn’t take very much preparation and is way too easy. Sweet potatoes are a staple at my house throughout the cooler months.
I also love Sweet Potato Fries, so easy, and a perfect addition to sandwiches, hamburgers, or an easy snack.
Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Sliced sweet potatoes
Salt & pepper
Seasonings of your choice, I love Paprika
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any seasoning you enjoy, I especially love paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.
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