Not sure how to prepare sweet potatoes? You’re not alone! A recent consumer research survey showed that 20% of young adults feel that sweet potatoes are not easy to cook. Have no fear! The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission is here to help you conquer the kitchen and learn the easy tricks of cooking sweet potatoes. While baking is the most traditional way to cook sweet potatoes, there are countless ways to prepare them and cash in on their heavenly sweetness.
To cook sweet potatoes, pierce their skin several times with a fork and bake at 400° for 40-50 minutes or until fork tender. Or Slice or dice sweet potato, toss in oil and sauté for about 10 minutes. Or Quick boil by adding 1-inch thick slices to a skillet with 2 inches of boiling water; cook for about 12 minutes.