This recipe is from Good and Cheap.
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Baked sweet potatoes are a fun weekday meal. All you have to do is throw them in the oven and grab a couple of toppings from the fridge. I first got into them when I had a large number of sweet potatoes from a farm share. They were all odd sizes with long knobbly bits and I just didn’t know what to do. So I just baked them, grabbed some sour cream and other random sauces and made a little topping bar. We ate potato after potato (these were little ones I swear!) and tried different toppings on each. So easy and surprisingly awesome. They’re particularly satisfying after a day of serious physical work or a big workout.
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 bunch scallions finely chopped
Try this with other toppings! Go classic with bacon and cheddar or broccoli and cheddar, or leftover pasta sauces. Or sweeten it up further with brown sugar or maple syrup for a dessert-like experience.