There are several methods to baking a potato, but this is my favorite because the potato skin is crispy and salty and the insides are soft and fluffy. - Also saw Alton Brown do this method. It works great! No more bland potatoes!
Ruth's Chris Sweet PotatoesCrust: 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup butter, melted Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside. Sweet Potato Mixture 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted (splash of milk if needed)