(Editor’s Note: This recipe is from Jo Leir, who recently moved from Lakeport to Ashby Ponds).
Jo’s Sweet Potatoes
- 4 small sweet potatoes (select those with orange or red skin, preferably Garnet or Diane), unpeeled and pricked lightly with a fork
- Salt and pepper
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400o F. While the oven preheats, place potatoes on a large plate and microwave for nine minutes, turning every three minutes. Set a wire rack on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet, spray with cooking oil, place potatoes on rack, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. They will be done when lightly browned and soft to the touch. Slit open and serve with your favorite toppings.