How to bake sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are very tasty and nutritious food that can be processed into a lot of delicious dishes. They are a good source of many essential vitamins and minerals.

Today, mycookingtown will show you 3 ways to make baked sweet potatoes to enjoy at home.

Method 1: Grilling sweet potatoes on a charcoal stove

Ingredients and tools to be prepared:

  • Sweet potatoes: 2lbs. (or more, up to you)
  • Charcoal: 4lbs.
  • Charcoal stove

Notes on preparing ingredients:

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When you grill sweet potatoes in this method, you can choose any type of potato. To make grilled potatoes delicious and sweet, you must choose freshly harvested potatoes with smooth skin and long shape. Pick sweet potatoes that are of moderate size, neither too small nor too large. Large potatoes have lots of fiber and it takes a long time to grill/bake them.

Sweet potatoes, if properly preserved, can be stored for 7-10 days. After buying, open the plastic bag and place the potatoes in a dry place. Sweet potatoes, if stored in the refrigerator, will quickly lose flavor, and if stored in a humid place, they will sprout.

Step 1. Prepare the potatoes

Wash the sweet potatoes under running clean water to remove the outer layer of sand, and then drain without peeling the potatoes. Usually, the whole sweet potatoes will be grilled, but if desired, you can cut them lengthwise in half or cut them into thick slices to grill.

Step 2. Grill the potatoes

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Set up the charcoal stove; let the wood burn down, and only the embers will remain. You put the grill plate on the stove and put the potatoes on top. Turn the potatoes every few minutes so that the potatoes are cooked evenly and not burnt. Potato baking time is about 15-25 minutes, depending on the size.

If you want to know whether the potatoes are done or not, use a toothpick to poke in. If the potatoes are soft enough, they are done.

When the potatoes are cooked, take them out and serve hot. Just grilled potatoes have the best taste because they are still very hot, fragrant, soft and juicy.

Requirements for the finished product

The sweet potatoes should be well done but not be burnt. The outer skins dry evenly. When you eat the potatoes, you could feel a nice aroma. The inside parts of the potatoes should be hot, soft and juicy.

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Method 2: Baking sweet potatoes with black pepper in an oven

Ingredients and tools to be prepared:

  • Sweet potatoes: 1lb
  • Ground black pepper: 0.4oz
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Brush for spreading the cooking oil
  • Oven

Step 1. Prepare the potatoes

Mix some salt with clean water in a large bowl.

Wash and feel the sweet potatoes. Cut the potatoes into long bars. Note that the pieces of potatoes must be evenly sized, so the dish will look more beautiful and also the potatoes will be cooked more evenly.

Put the cut potatoes immediately into the bowl of saltwater. After finishing cutting all the potatoes, soak them in saltwater for about 15 minutes and then them take out, rinse with water and drain.

Step 2. Marinate the potatoes

Put the potatoes in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of cooking oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix with your hands, so that the salt and pepper stick to the potatoes. Stir the mixture a few times more for the potatoes to absorb the spice. If you have time, you can wait for 5 – 10 minutes more.

Step 3. Bake the potatoes

Turn on the oven for 10 minutes at a temperature of 400 F degrees. Use a brush to spread the oil on the entire baking tray, then put the potatoes in the tray, spread them evenly and place the tray in the oven. You can bake the potatoes for about 10 minutes.

Take the baking tray out, place the potatoes on the plate and enjoy immediately. Baked potatoes will be more delicious when served with a mixture of mayonnaise and hot sauce.

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Requirements for the finished product

The sweet potatoes should be crunchy and have a nice golden-brown color. The outside is covered with a mixture of salt and pepper. The hot piece of potatoes, when eaten, has a strong salty taste of salt and the sweetness of the potatoes.

Method 3: Baking sweet potatoes with butter in an oven

Ingredients and tools to be prepared:

  • Sweet potato: 1lb
  • Butter
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Step 1. Prepare the potatoes

Wash the sweet potatoes, use a brush to remove the soil left on the potatoes. You a fork to rub the potatoes about 3-4 times (to help the potatoes be cooked faster).

Step 2. Bake the potatoes

Turn on the oven for 10 minutes at a temperature of about 400 F degrees. Cover the baking tray with an aluminum foil. Put the washed sweet potatoes in the baking tray. Bake the potatoes for about 45 – 60 minutes.

After the potatoes are done, take them out. And here is the secret. Place each baked potato on a clean towel. Curl the potato in the warm towel and press it gently. Doing so makes the inside of the potato soft.

Use a sharp knife to cut the potato in half lengthwise. Put a little butter, salt and pepper on top of each half of the potato. Put all the potatoes on a plate and enjoy.

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Requirements for the finished product

The cooked sweet potatoes should be soft with an eye-catching color and a rich flavor of butter, salt and pepper.

Baked/ grilled sweet potatoes are easy to make and suitable for everyone. Enjoying hot baked sweet potatoes in the chilly weather is so awesome! The dish can also be made to treat your friends or for you and your family to bring on a picnic. We hope that the above 3 special ways of grilling/ baking potatoes will be helpful for you.

Enjoy your meal!

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