Is it bad to cook a sweet potato in the microwave?
It’s really the best way.
Microwaving sweet potatoes cuts down cook time by 45-55 minutes, and helps maintain nutritional value.
Baking a sweet potato in the microwave preserves far more nutrients (folate, vitamins A and C) than boiling it, for example.
How do you cook sweet potatoes?
- Preheat oven to 425F. On a baking sheet, (lined with foil for easy clean-up if you wish) prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
- Bake until tender, or until a fork inserted in the thickest part has no resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Let cool, then split the tops open with a knife.
Can you microwave more than one sweet potato at a time?
You can microwave more than one sweet potato at a time – just add 4 minutes for each additional potato. For example, to cook two sweet potatoes will take 9 minutes and three sweet potatoes will take 13 minutes.
Can you eat the skin of a sweet potato?
Yes, the skin of a sweet potato is edible. Eating the skin will add more nutrition to your plate such as fiber and potassium. Also baking them is a better choice than boiling. It’s also good to know that most of the sweet potato nutrients are preserved when prepared and eaten with the skin.