Give sweet potatoes a Cajun flavor with salt, three different kinds of pepper and plentiful quantities of butter. Make tasty Baked Sweet Potatoes and serve half a sweet potato per person as an accompaniment or a whole one as a supper dish with a green salad.


SERVES                        4-6

Category                     Vegetarian



Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

3 medium pink-skinned sweet potatoes

6 tbsp butter

Black, white and cayenne peppers

Salt to taste



Preparation Method:

Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Wash the sweet potatoes and leave the skin wet. Rub salt into the skin, pierce them all over with a fork and place them on the middle shelf of the oven. Turn on the oven 200 C and back for about an hour, until the flesh yields and feels soft when pressed.

The potatoes can either be served in halves or whole. For halves, split each on lengths and make close criss-cross cuts in the flesh of each half. Then spread with slices of butter and work the butter and seasonings roughly into the cuts by using knifepoint.

Alternatively, make a cut along the length of each sweet potato if they are to be served whole. Open them slightly and put in butter slices along the length, season with the peppers and a pinch of salt.


Cook’s Tip

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes cook more quickly than the ordinary potatoes, so there is no need to preheat the oven.


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