Baked Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar-Pecan Butter Recipe
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted
4 sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons softened butter
Try this method for toasting the pecans: Sprinkle chopped pecans on a paper plate and microwave on high for 1 or 2 minutes, they should smell toasted when they are done. Scrub, but do not peel, the potatoes. Pierce them in several places with a fork. Microwave on HIGH for 12 minutes until done. Meanwhile, combine the butter, sugar, and pecans. Once potatoes are done, slice length wise, about 2/3 of the way down (do not cut through) and push end toward each other to “fluff” the potato and create a well for the butter. Place a scoop of butter mixture into the center and wrap in foil until serving.
Photo credit: Margaret Johnson