The past two weeks has been a little rough.  I had my tonsils taken out and I have been unable to get out of bed let alone cook.  However, there were a few good days in which I was able to make a few little things for my caretakers.  My Mom came to visit to help me out while I was under the weather.   The last week of my CSA gave me a bounty of sweet potatoes. So I decided to bake a couple for my Mom.  I was unable to eat them, but they smelled really good.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

These start out just like my perfect baked potato.  Wash the sweet potatoes.  Then coat them in olive oil and top with 1 tsp of kosher salt each.  Bake salt side up in the oven for 35-45 minutes.  This will depend on the size of the sweet potato. When a fork can be easily inserted remove from the oven.

Top with salt

Cut a slit halfway through each potato.  Then insert 1 tbs of butter into each potato.  Next top each potato with 1 tbs of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Fill with butter, brown sugar and spices

Place the potatoes back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until butter and brown sugar melt.

Time to eat

Serve as a side for your favorite meal.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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