Salt-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives

Salt-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives

If you’ve ever thought the somewhat-dull sweet potato could use some punch, try covering it in a layer of salt before you bake it: The salt flavors and tenderizes the skin, leaving a crisp exterior that begs for the cooling tang of sour cream. Leave the potatoes a little damp after you’ve scrubbed them clean so that you’ll have an easier time getting the salt to stick.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a fork to poke holes all over the flesh of the damp potatoes, then rub each one all over with 1/2 tablespoon salt.
  2. Step 2

    Bake for about 1 hour, until tender, then allow to cool slightly before brushing off excess salt and slicing each one lengthwise. Open up the sweet potato, use a fork to rough up its flesh, then dollop each with 1 tablespoon sour cream and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chives. Garnish with black pepper.