Monday, April 8, 2013

Restaurant-Style Sweet Potatoes

I have a confession. Most of the time I just pop my sweet potatoes in the microwave until they are cooked. That really does horrify me because they are soooo much better cooked in the oven. You know how you can order them at steakhouses? All smooth and creamy? That's because they cook them in the oven. And put that delicious sweet butter all over the top. Yum....  Don't worry. You can do it at home. It's super low maintenance; you just need the time to let them cook.

Sweet potatoes (however many you want to make)
aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Wash your sweet potatoes and wrap in aluminum foil.  Bake for 1 hour. (For medium sized sweet potatoes, adjust by fifteen minutes either way for other sized potatoes...or play with it based on your oven. One hour works great for mine.)

Let cool for five or ten minutes. Then unwrap.

 Split open. Look at that. Such a better texture than the microwave creates.

Now to really have a sweet potato you need cinnamon butter.

1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 c. powdered sugar
1/8 c. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Whip the butter with electric mixer for 30 seconds and add other ingredients. Beat until combined and then beat another minute or two until light and fluffy. Yum! I have to admit that I was surprised by the powdered sugar. I would have left that out. This recipe was circling around Pinterest and I can't link to it because the link has been reported as inappropriate. Sorry, folks!  But the butter is the crowning touch!

Put a big dollop of that on your sweet potato and enjoy!

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