I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them. Until the other day, when I found out they steam them, hence my experiment for these Steamed Sweet Potatoes.
I have baked Sweet Potatoes before but they never came out with the same wet texture that the Outback’s had. Then, today I decided to try the steamed method. They are not only easy to make, they come out just like the Outback’s.
I bought the Sweet Potatoes by the bag, so they were on the smaller side, which is good for two reasons. One, the smaller potatoes are all you need for one serving, (if you make the giant ones, you’ll probably eat the whole thing!), and two, they cook faster. Make sure the potatoes are all about the same size so they cook evenly.
I just put them in a baking dish, pierce each with a fork, add about a cup of water, cover with foil, and bake til soft and tender.
You can make these ahead and keep in the fridge, and heat up when you need to.
I also made the fancy butter that they serve with them. I never get it in the restaurant because the potatoes are delicious just as they are, but I did make it for this posting. I am not a huge fan of honey by itself, so I added half honey and half pure maple syrup (not the kind that’s all corn syrup), the REAL stuff. I also added a little shake of cinnamon, and beat it all together.
One word to the wise….If you don’t want to eat the butter, DON’T MAKE IT! Once you taste it…it’s all over. You will be eating it, it’s that good! It put’s the natural deliciousness of these Sweet Potatoes OVER THE TOP!
Whether you eat these deliciously healthy Sweet Potatoes with or without the sweet butter :), I know you will agree…these are the BEST Sweet Potatoes you have ever had!
- 6-8 Sweet Potatoes on the smaller side
- 1 c. water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Wash your potatoes.
- Place potatoes in a 9 x 12 (or equivalent) baking dish.
- Add about a cup to a cup and a half of water. Pierce each potato with a fork.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake for approx 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours. You can also raise the temp to 400 degrees F and cook for a shorter time if you are pinched for time. Just watch to make sure the pan doesn't run out of water.
- These are done when they are soft to the touch, or a fork is inserted with no resistance. They should be nice and soft.
- 1 stick softened Butter
- Half of a ⅓ c. Raw Honey
- ½ of a ⅓ c. of pure Maple Syrup
- Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon
- Mix ll ingredients with a hand mixer until blended.
- You can keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for future use.