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Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

Recipes: some Edible Schoolyard New Orleans favorites

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Hot crossed sweet taters. 

Category: Starters & Sides


4 medium sweet potatoes, even in size
vegetable oil
salt and paprika or cinnamon sugar


Scrub sweet potatoes; brush each with vegetable oil. Arrange potatoes on oven rack and bake at 450 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until tender. Remove at once and prick with a fork to let steam out. Cut a 1 1/2 inch cross in the center of each potato. Hold each potato with pot holder and press upwards until filling "bursts" up through the cuts. Top with butter and sprinkle with salt and paprika or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.