Learning how to cook a sweet potato it couldn’t be easier. And the benefits? Endless!
Take a sweet potato that weighs about a pound. Poke it all over with a fork. If you wish, you may rub it with olive oil. Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F. Place the sweet potato on a cookie sheet in the oven, and let it bake for an hour.
After cooking, remove the sweet potato from the oven. If the cook is in a hurry, they can, holding the sweet potato with tongs, cut it open and put in a few pats of butter. They can also wait till the sweet potato is a bit cooler and drizzle in some olive oil. Add a pinch of sea salt and enjoy!
A tall, cold glass of milk goes best with a sweet potato, but it could also go with a nice Tokay.
A sweet potato isn’t the same as a yam. A yam comes from a different plant and is a little sweeter. But sweet potato is very rich in nutrients, including beta carotene, which gives it its orange color, fiber, Vitamin A, C, B6 and complex carbohydrates.
Here’s to another Fantastic meal!