A sweet potato has numerous likeable qualities such as its soft texture, appetizing aroma and delicious taste. For these reasons, many people love to make it part of their regular diets. Furthermore, it is very easy to cook, either by boiling or by frying. Likewise, it is also possible to bake it, which can actually bring out its natural flavor easily. If you want to try something new and delicious, why not learn how to bake a sweet potato.
Although many culinary experts consider this task moderately easy, you still need to gather a number of important items first. The primary ingredients for this particular recipe include ¼-cup sour cream, 6-pieces of medium sweet potatoes and 2-tablespoons of butter. If there is no butter, you can use margarine instead. Of course, this dish is not complete without the 1/8-teaspoon salt, 2-tablespoons milk as well as 2-tablespoons brown sugar. With these items at hand, you can instantly start baking this simply delicious treat.
Before you start with anything, pre-heat the oven first to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Do this for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Find a nice clean fork. Get the sweet potatoes and then pierce them using the utensil. By doing this, cooking is much easier because the steam can be released while the process of baking is taking place. Set the sweet potatoes right on top of the baking dish. Place it in the oven and then wait for about 45 minutes to bake. Remove it when the sweet potatoes become tender.
Get a knife and then slice every sweet potato in half. It is better to cut them lengthwise so that the sweet potatoes can be scooped out of their shells easily. After scooping all the inner parts out of every sweet potato, combine them in a large bowl. Mash them continuously and wait until the mixture becomes tender and soft. Meanwhile, set the shells aside because they will still be used later.
Get the mashed mixture. Pour in the milk as well as the sour cream and then mix to distribute the ingredients evenly. Thereafter, pour in the brown sugar, salt and butter as well. Continue mixing all the ingredients together and wait for the mixture to become light and fluffy.
Look for a nice clean baking dish. Position the shells on top of it. Put the mixture back to their shells. Be sure that every shell must have enough inside. Place the dish sans the cover inside a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven. Bake the dish for another 25 minutes. Top each shell with nuts and butter before serving. Enjoy delicious, tender and flavor-rich baked sweet potatoes.