I know learning how to bake potatoes isn’t anything earth-shakingly exciting, but I have received more than a handful of requests over the past week or so to share how I bake my sweet potatoes because they always look so “perfect”.
I must say, I do think the method I use does produce the best or “perfect” sweet potato, so I am happy to share!
When you follow this method when baking your potatoes, whether that be sweet or regular, you will be left with a delicious potato that is nice and creamy on the inside, protected by a crispy outer skin. They truly are perfect and it doesn’t require any fancy tools or ingredients! Just the potatoes of your choice and an oven that works!
My personal favourite type of potato is the Japanese sweet potato, also known as a Murasaki sweet potato. These sweet potatoes are the most delicious, in my opinion, and have a cream-coloured flesh with a purple skin. The reason I love them the most is because they have a very dense, creamy flesh, are slightly sweet, and pair with so many different foods! However, I also love orange sweet potatoes and yams, white sweet potatoes, and regular old white potatoes, which usually get forgotten about when you have all of these other fun and exciting options, but I do love me a good ol’ plain baked potato smothered in ghee! But what don’t I love smothered in ghee? In my opinion and personal experience, everything is delicious if it’s smothered in ghee. Even oatmeal!
Ok, back to these perfectly baked potatoes!
Here are the simple steps you need to follow for my perfect baked potatoes:
1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Wash potatoes of choice and pierce each a few times with the tip of a knife
4. Place potatoes on baking sheet and set in the oven
5. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes or until a fork can easily slide into the potato
6. Remove from oven, eat immediately, or allow to cool and use for easy meals throughout the week!
See, I told you this method is super simple, but baking at a high heat will provide you with that crispy outer skin and soft, creamy flesh! It works for me every time!