now...i must share that my favorite part of a baked potato is the skin. so my technique is designed to maximize the flavor and make it a bit crispy with lots of texture. feel free to bake your potatoes however you like but just try my way one time. you may find that your friends and family devour every bite...skin and all...maximizing the nutrition, fiber and..to me at least...the taste!
spicy baked sweet potatoes~serves 2
2 large organic sweet potatoes, scrubbed and unpeeled
extra virgin olive oil
coarse grey salt
freshly cracked black pepper
3 green onions, chopped...white and green parts
preheat oven to 425 degrees. place a cooking rack on a rimmed baking sheet. prick potatoes 5-6 times with a sharp knife. this allows steam to escape while the potatoes are cooking and you get baked potatoes...not steamed potatoes (completely different texture). using your hands, rub olive oil all over a potato and then place on the prepared rack. repeat with second potato. sprinkle both potatoes with the coarse grey salt. roast in oven 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours until the potatoes give slightly when squeezed. (cooking time depends on how large and thick the potatoes are. begin checking after 45 minutes and then every 15 minutes until done)
to serve, slice a potato down the center lengthwise. gently squeeze to loosen the flesh being careful not to tear the skin. use a fork to fluff up the flesh and drizzle a bit more olive oil over the top. sprinkle with cayenne pepper, grey salt and black pepper. repeat with second potato. sprinkle chopped green onions over top and serve immediately.
another recipe you may also enjoy:
spicy twice baked sweet potatoes
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