What are the recommended times for cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave?
Microwave wattage associated with those times would be appreciated as well.
Assuming a typical 1200 W to 1400 W microwave
For gold (skin and interior) sweet potato around 4 to 5 minutes per 300 g (large first size)
For purple (skin, and cream interior) sweet potato around 5 to 6 minutes per 300 g
Allow at least a minute sitting time before cutting or serving to allow for an even cook
i cook sweet potatoes in microwave. I cut them up and put them into tupperware style container. The more sweet potato i put in; the longer i cook it. For a lot of it; it might be as much as 14 - 17 minutes. For a little; 7 - 10 minutes.
Technique is basically the same as a normal potato: poke it full of holes with a fork, and microwave on high for 5-10 minutes, depending on size of the potato. The fork holes let steam escape. Cook times are assuming a roughly 1000W microwave. I suggest checking the potato's progress by sticking it with a fork every couple minutes, to make sure you don't overdo it.
If you want a crispier skin, you can finish with a few minutes in the toaster oven at 450F/230C.