I have been baking sweet potatoes in the oven, using the "poke holes in the potato so the steam can get out and the potato won't explode" method.
The problem is that during the course of baking, there seems to be some sort of sugary sap that oozes out of the potato, runs down the side of the potato, and then ends up on the bottom of the oven, where it chars and makes a terrible smell.
Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance!
P.S. I am baking the potatoes at 400-450 F for 60 minutes.