Thanks, Saveur! This will be on my dinner menu sometime this week!
8 sweet potatoes
1 cup (16 tbsp.) unsalted butter
1 cup (16 tbsp.) dark brown sugar
Fresh-ground black pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
Heat oven to 425°. Place sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until soft, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Split potatoes open and put 2 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. sugar into each potato. Season liberally with black pepper. Finish with kosher salt to taste.