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Salt Baked Sweet Potatoes

Salt Baked Sweet Potatoes

I saw salt baked sweet potatoes at a cafe in Israel recently and my son begged me to try it. It was only a baked sweet potato, but by baking in salt somehow it seemed more exciting. You can also just bake them on a layer of salt for a similar result. I love the sweet potato skin anyways, but when baked in salt it is even better. 

Coat your sweet potatoes in kosher salt and baked them up for  a more flavorful baked sweet potato, perfect with any meal.  Just remove most of the salt before serving. 

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 (1/2-pound) sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Prick sweet potatoes in several places with a fork. Coat each sweet potato with egg white, then coat completely in salt. Bake in a shallow baking pan until tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 1 hour.
  3. Crack off as much salt as desired from skin before serving.
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