Mashed Sweet Potatoes
-you can also bake the sweet potatoes on the top rack of the oven if you have other things baking at the same time, if the oven is at a lower temperature, that's OK. Just bake a little longer.
-Most ovens bake unevenly. Occasionally change the position of the sweet potatoes so they bake at the same rate.
Once you can easily poke through the potato in the center, they are done. Remove from the oven and split them lengthwise; leave them open to speed up cooling.