Baked Irish or Sweet Potatoes
Select smooth unblemished potatoes of uniform, medium size, so they will bake in the same length of time. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly, then dry. Rub lightly with unsalted shortening or cooking oil. Scoop small hole from each end, and then potatoes will bake more quickly. Bake in cold or preheated 400 degree oven for 1 hour.