- 1 medium sweet potato, or baking potato
- ground black pepper
- 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prick potato in a few spots with the tines of a fork. Bake until the tip of a knife slips easily into the potato, about 1 hour. Remove from oven; let cool just enough to touch. Split potato open with a paring knife; pinch ends gently to open. Stuff with desired fillings, and serve immediately.