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Baked sweet potato

In this component the sweet potato is cooked in the skin and wrapped in aluminium foil to preserve the flavour of the sweet potato.

Baked sweet potato

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Ingredients

10

 

sweet potatoes

100

ml

olive oil

10

sprigs

thyme

 

 

sea salt

Preparation method

  • Thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes and use a towel to dry them thoroughly.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Wrap each sweet potato in aluminium foil with a little olive oil, sea salt, and thyme. Place on a stainless steel baking tray and bake in the oven for an hour.
  • Use a peeler to prick the sweet potatoes to test if they’re done. If there’s little resistance, you can take them out of the oven.
  • Remove the aluminium foil.
  • Serve the sweet potato as is or use it for another dish.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as a side dish or as part of a main course with fish or meat.
  • Use the sweet potatoes as a basis for a purée or gnocchi.
  • Variation tip: use the spice mixture you can get in small packets such as vadouvan, ras el hanout, garam masala, picadillo, paprika, curry, shichimi togarashi, za’atar, and other types of curry.
  • Variation tip: add herbs that complement sweet potato such as garlic, rosemary, or oregano.

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