2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1/2 pound each), scrubbed (see Cook's Note)
Toppings, such as hot honey and chopped pecans; salted butter and chili powder; creme fraiche, chives, salt and pepper; herbed butter; salted butter and brown sugar; salsa and sharp Cheddar; toasted pepitas, cilantro, salt and pepper, optional
Make sure to use whole potatoes of similar size to ensure the same cooking time. If preferred, the potatoes can be peeled and cut into large pieces before steaming to reduce the cooking time, depending on the size of the pieces. Test for doneness the same as if cooking whole potatoes.