Baked Sweet Potato
Whether you call them Jacket potatoes or baked potatoes they're always great, so how about using a sweet potato instead of a white one? Sweet potatoes are actually sweet in taste and packed full of vitamin A. Additionally, there're orange in colour on the inside with a brown skin on the outside. Notably, I find they cook quicker than white potatoes and are definitely softer after cooking.
Each potato is different; therefore, may take different times to bake perfectly. As a guide, an average size potato will take around 50 to 70 minutes. 50 minutes is a good place to start.
Choose a suitable sized potato.
Scrub the potato with warm water and a veg scrubber.
Cut off any roots or suspicious looking bits.
Use a folk to pierce the skin of the potato.
Place in a dish with a lid and bake for 50 minutes, or until tender all the way through.
Cut open the potato and make a space for the filling. Add a knob of vegan butter if you wish.
Fill the potato with anything that you like.
I topped mine with vegan chilli mince and a blob of Lime Cashew Cream.
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