Purple Sweet Potatoes - Recipe

     Now This is a Purple Sweet Potato!  I first had a purple sweet potato when visiting Hawaii.  It was so much fun to see that beautiful color on the plate next to my steak!  I see them in the stores now and enjoy baking them at home.  These take longer to bake than regular potatoes, and they will dry out if you don't protect them with oil and foil.  I know, I had some fibrous dried out purple potatoes to prove it!  So if you pick some up, prepare them as in the recipe below for a moist tender sweet potato.  They are definitely sweet and do not disappoint!

Purple Potato

Baked Purple Sweet Potatoes

(Serves 4)

4 Purple Sweet Potatoes
Palm Oil
Celtic Sea Salt

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Scrub the potatoes with a vegetable brush under running water.  Pat dry and prick each a few times with a fork.  Rub each with palm oil and place on a large piece of foil. Sprinkle each with salt.   Lift the ends of the foil up to meet over the center of the potatoes.  Fold the foil over and continue folding down to the potatoes.  Fold the opposite ends of the foil to seal the package, and place in the oven on a rack to bake for 1 1/2 hours.  With oven mitts on, take the package out of the oven and carefully open.  Check for doneness with a fork.  If not done seal up the package again and place back in the oven.  Check in 15 minute intervals until done.     


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