I don't know anything about making food. I have a bunch of sweet potatoes that I figure I should make. How do you simply prepare one to eat? Every thing I find online has all these extra ingredients like olive oil and stuff. What if I just want to make the potato, and that's it?
Is it possible to microwave it, or will that not be safe to eat when its done?
Cut into thin wedge shapes
Sprinkle with salt.
Wait 30 mins.
Drain off liquid, rinse salt off.
Cover in rosemary, garlic and oil.
Cook for like 30 mins at 220C
Any oil is good, it's only for transporting flavour. You're not trying to support a 3rd world shithole, get canola or sunflower oil.
$1 for a garlic bulb, $2 for 500mL of oil. Just do it. Steal rosemary from peoples gardens if they grow it, just use sharp scissors and take the fresh growths to prevent damage.
Make sure you buy sweet candly apple yellow yam and not that orange/white babylon yam like in your picture. I usually cover them in rapeseed oil and put em in the oven with some carrots and parsnips.
Cool like a baked potatoe wrapped in foil. The sugars will caramelize and you won't even need toppings
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Chop some up and fry it in a pan with spicy sausage or chorizo.
Really? I can just stick it in the oven?
Also I dont have any tin foil. Can I still make it.
Would it work if I just put it in the microwave for 10 minutes? Im more concerned if its safe to eat, dont need anything fancy.
Just bake it, dude. A simple baked sweet poato with butter, salt, and pepper is a thing of beauty. You can always dress it up with extra stuff (I love topping a baked sweet potato with caramelized onions and parmesan cheese), but it doesn't necessary need anything besides butter and s&p.
Anyway, wash the sweet potato and poke several times with a fork. Put it in a 400F oven (on a baking sheet or pan, because they will leak juices) and bake for about an hour (depending on size). You'll know it's done when you can easily pierce it with a fork and it feels soft all the way through.
you don't need to wrap it in foil. it'll probably leak some juice, so put something under it if you don't want sweet potato juice burned onto the bottom of your oven.
10 minutes in the microwave should be good for a medium-sized potato. i'm not sure why you think it would not be safe to eat.