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Video:How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

with Matt Ediger

Learn how to bake sweet potatoes as easily as possible at home. Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to bake sweet potatoes.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Hi, I'm Matt Ediger for About.com and this is how to make delicious sweet potatoes.

Instructions for How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

This super simple recipe is as follows:
  • Take your sweet potatoes and scrub them to remove any dirt, as they do come from the ground, next brush them with a little vegetable oil and place them directly on your oven rack preferably the upper.
  • Let them bake at 450 for about 35-45 minutes depending on their size. After baking remove them at once.
  • Pierce them with a fork to let out the steam. Be careful not to get burned during the process.
  • Next cut a 1-½ inch cross in the center. Now with potholders, press the potato up until it’s delicious innards spew forth.

What to Do After You Bake Sweet Potatoes

Top this with butter and sprinkle with either salt and paprika or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for watching; if you would like to learn more please find us on the web at About.com.
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