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Baked Sweet Potatoes

This simple method of baking sweet potatoes harkens back to the way enslaved Africans cooked them in the fireplace.

This simple method of baking sweet potatoes harkens back to the way enslaved Africans cooked them in the fireplace.

Servings
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Ingredients

  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. butter per potato
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes, and oil skins. Place sweet potatoes on rack in oven, and bake for 45 minutes.
  3. When soft, split potatoes, scoop out flesh, and mash with butter and seasonings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6
  • Calories 150
  • Carbohydrate Content 28 g
  • Cholesterol Content 10 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 50 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g