Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a side dish (along with a salad, for instance)
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Home Made in the Oven: Truly Easy, Comforting Recipes for Baking, Broiling, and Roasting

Home Made in the Oven

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2019

  • About

Whenever I mention sweet potatoes, the husband immediately pulls a long face. He finds them mushy and bland, kind of like baby food. I can see his point. When low-carb recipes call for sweet potato oven fries I always feel duped; not only do they not taste like potato, they really never turn out crispy. That’s because sweet potatoes aren’t potatoes. They’re a root vegetable originally from South America. But because they grow underground and look like potatoes, they nearly share the same name. It would be better to rename them completely. Change those expectations, because although the batata—or yam—is no traditional Dutch vegetable like the potato, it is in fact delicious. Season this dish generously. Who’s talking about baby food now?