I like to have Baked Sweet Potatoes in my fridge all the time: they are so easy to make and insanely convenient to have around... Once you start doing it too, you'll never be able to do without!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour15minutes
Total Time 1hour25minutes
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie
Sweet Potatoesmedium / large, evenly sized and shaped
Ghee(or avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil, to taste)
Salt and pepperto taste
Start with potatoes that are as evenly shaped as possible, with a nicely round and elongated appearance. It's also important that you choose tubers of similar size, too, to insure that they all bake at the same time.
Preheat your oven to 400°F
Slice each potato lengthwise into 4 even quarters.
Place all 4 quarters on a large piece of aluminum foil and spread a thin layer of ghee on both sides of each quarter, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. You could also use avocado or extra-virgin olive oil if you preferred.
Put the pieces back together, trying to reconstruct your potato as perfectly as possible, then wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
Place the foil wrapped potatoes, seam side up, on a roasting pan, preferably a dark one. The pan will take care of collecting any eventual juices that may drip from the potatoes as they bake while the dark color will help the tubers cook a little bit faster.
Place the potatoes in the oven and bake until they feel soft when gently squeezed with your fingers, which will take anywhere from 40 to 75 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes.
Take the baked potatoes out of the oven and let them rest in the foil for about 5 minutes.
If you wish to serve your baked sweet potatoes immediately, carefully remove them from the foil and garnish them with a little dab of ghee as well as a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
If you want to save them for an ulterior time, let them cool completely in the foil and then transfer them to the refrigerator where they will keep for up to a week; make sure to leave them in the pan or place a plate under them to collect any eventual leakage.