Baked sweet potatoes make for a delicious side dish on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Serve with turkey gravy and butter.
10 to 12 sweet potatoes or yams (1 1/2 to 2 in. thick and about 6 in. long)
Butter or margarine
Salt and pepper
How to Make It
Scrub sweet potatoes and pierce in several places with a fork. Place potatoes on oven rack or in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 325° to 350° oven until potatoes give readily when gently squeezed, about 1 1/2 hours. Slit open; season to taste with gravy, butter, and salt and pepper.