Sweet potato pie with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.
Hawaiian sweet potatoes can be pure white or dark purple in color. A sweet potato pie can be made with either of them. Conventional sweet potatoes are, of course, orange. It makes no difference what color the sweet potato is, the result is a beautiful addition to the table.
3 C sweet potato, cooked and mashed
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
2 C milk
Add the dry ingredients and the unbeaten eggs to the sweet potato.
Pour in the milk and stir well.
Turn into a half baked pie crust.Bake at 350F until the filling is set.Insert a toothpick in the center. When the toothpick comes out clean,
*NOTE: If the mashed potatoes are very moist, use less milk.
Sweet Potato Salad
So you say you like sweet potatoes? Try this!
1 lb purple sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1 inch chunks
1 lb orange sweet potato, peeled and dices into 1 inch chunks
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 C cilantro leaves, chopped
juice from 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into 1 inch slices
1 T scallions, thinly sliced
1 T ginger, peeled and chopped
1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
To cook the sweet potatoes, place them in a pot and cover with water
salt the water and simmer the potatoes for about 8-10 minutes. Not too long or the salad will be mushy.
Drain the potatoes and transfer to a bowl.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and toss.
Sweet potato pie compliments many of the recipes in my cookbook .