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.
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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.