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Office recipe: Sweet potato with sweet butter sauce

This is the first of what may be a series of recipes designed to be made in the office with little or no cooking equipment. This one I did with a paper plate, a plastic knife and a microwave.


  • 1 uncooked sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • a large dash of cinnamon and powdered ginger

What to do:

  1. Before you leave home you can throw everything but the sweet potato together in a little microwave safe tupperware.
  2. When lunch time comes, microwave the sweet potato and the container. Check the container every 30 seconds. When the butter melts remove the container. Leave the potato in for another 5 or 7 minutes until it’s soft in the middle.
  3. Stir the melted butter and spices and sugar together.
  4. When the potato is done, cut it in half and cut slits in each half and stir the butter again and pour it onto the potato.
  5. Wait for it to cool and find a fork and then eat it.

I thought it was really good. But I should warn you I’ve only tried it once. Maybe I just got lucky.

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