Perfectly Paleo :: Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Nothin' better than baked sweet potatoes. And the best part: they're Paleo! Not rocket science but here's how I make em.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 4-6 small or medium sweet potatoes*
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Baking pan
- Black pepper
- Himalayan salt
*Sweet potatoes are the ones with the lighter skin and yellowish flesh when cooked. Yams are the ones with darker skin and orangeish flesh when cooked. Either kind will work. I personally prefer sweet potatos. In Korea, you call them Go-Gu-Ma.
**Technically, butter is not Paleo. But butter is one of those things that is up for debate amongst many Paleo-enthusiasts and accepted by many as a modification in moderation. It's a modification that I personally embrace.
WHAT YOU DO
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Make criss-cross slits on the sweet potatoes with a sharp knife. You can also poke holes in them with a fork but that's harder to do.
- Place the sweet potatoes into a baking pan. I can usually fit 4 to 6 and sometimes even 7 sweet potatoes.
- That's it! Don't do anything else to the sweet potatoes. Don't put sauces on them or anything else. Just put them in the oven for 1 hour to bake. I have found whether I put in 4 or 7 sweet potatoes, the results are always the same.
- Once you take them out of the oven, cut them down the center and put a little bit of butter. It'll melt pretty fast.
- Add fresh ground black pepper and himalayan salt.
- Smoosh it all together and enjoy. Skin and all.
Usually I'll have an extra one or two leftover baked sweet potatoes for the next day, which is a great thing. I keep them in the fridge and then heat them up for a lunch or a snack and they taste just as good.
Happy Paleo. :)