Most people think that you have to bake a sweet potato for it to turn out wonderful. I disagree. I have learned that the microwave works fine in a pinch. I started craving sweet potatoes for a snack one day and so I bought some smaller ones. Here is all you do.
Poke holes with a fork on both sides. Stick on a microwave safe plate and place in the microwave for 5 minutes. (Maybe 8 mins if it is thicker than mine) It may sound funny in the microwave, no worries. Just let it be.
Be careful taking it out! It is HOT! and so is the plate!
I like to sprinkle mine with a little salt, a pat of butter and a dash of brown sugar!