Baked Sweet Potato

Ben O'Donoghue

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 2 long green chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Put the unpeeled sweet potatoes on a baking tray lined with foil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are quite soft and oozing syrup — the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the vegetables.
  2. Allow to cool slightly, discard the foil, then use a sharp knife to cut the skin of the potatoes and squeeze the base to open them up a little.
  3. Combine the chilli, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl and season with salt, to taste.
  4. Spoon some of the chilli mixture over each sweet potato and serve immediately.

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