Baked yams or sweet potatoes are a quick and easy vegan recipe for any meal. An averaged sized yam or sweet potato takes only 2 minutes preparation time and only 5 minutes baking time in a microwave oven. We often have them as a side dish to a large tossed salad for lunch, or for dinner or any festive meals such as Thanksgiving.
Baked Yams or Sweet Potatoes Ingredients:
Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Baked Yams or Sweet Potatoes Cooking Utensils:
Baked Yams or Sweet Potatoes Preparation:
Thoroughly wash the outside of each Yam or Sweet Potato and cut off any “bad” spots and ends. Leave on as much of the skin as possible. Punch a few holes in the skin with a small knife and place in the microwave oven on “high” heat for about 10 minutes per pound of Yams or Sweet Potatoes.
If baking in a regular oven, we suggest baking in a covered baking dish to keep the the Yams of Sweet Potatoes from drying out. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20-30 minutes per pound.
When the outer portions of the Yams or Sweet Potatoes have softened, test to make sure that the centers are soft, too, by gently sliding a small sharp knife into the Yams or Sweet Potatoes. If the centers are still “hard” extend the cooking time, rechecking about every minute or two in a microwave oven or every 5 minutes in a conventional oven.
Serve whole or split in half, lengthwise.