Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper

SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural. See the recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper »Todd Coleman

SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural. This recipe appeared in our November 2011 issue, with the story Superb Sides.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper
SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 8 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup (16 tbsp.) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (16 tbsp.) dark brown sugar
  • Fresh-ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°. Place sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until soft, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Split potatoes open and put 2 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. sugar into each potato. Season liberally with black pepper. Finish with kosher salt to taste.