I am obsessed with yams. When I was in high school, I ate so many that I actually turned orange (if only that were a joke…)
But I recently found the next best thing from your traditional orange yam: the Japanese Sweet Potato. These lovely purple-skinned sweet potatoes are the sweetest, most delicious thing ever. And they don’t even need any seasoning or toppings– they are great by themselves.
What You’ll Need:
- Japanese Sweet Potato
- Tin Foil
- Coconut Oil
STEP 1: Preheat Oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
STEP 2: Prepare Sweet Potato
Rinse off the sweet potato and wipe of excess water with a paper towel. Cover the potato in coconut oil (I tend to use my hands) and spread some coconut oil on the tin foil as well.
Make sure to puncture the potato with a knife about 4-5 times so that it can steam.
Wrap it up completely in the foil.
STEP 3: Bake
Let it sit in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on size of potato). Check it periodically by sticking a knife in the potato; if it goes all the way to the center with ease, then your sweet potato is done!
Simple. Yummy. Healthy.