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3 medium sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds, scrubbed cleaned, holes poked all over with a fork or knife.
2 tablespoons salted butter
Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven; preheat the oven to 400°F.
Arrange the prepped sweet potatoes on one half of a heavy ovenproof skillet. Pour water in the skillet just to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cover the skillet tightly with aluminum foil and bake until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 30-35 minutes. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a cutting board to cool. Slice the partially roasted sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
Meanwhile, drain any remaining cooking water that is still in the skillet then return the skillet to the oven, empty, for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the hot skillet from the oven and melt the butter in the skillet. Place the halved sweet potatoes cut side down into the melted butter and roast until the edges are browned and crisp, about 18-25 minutes.
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