Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Posted by francis keyser Monday, June 25, 2012
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 min.
Difficulty: 1

I purchased 4 sweet potatoes to make stuffed sweet potato skins.  I had planned to deep fry them but then decided I did not feel like cleaning up the mess caused by frying.  I was not sure what I was going to do with the potatoes but I'd always wondered what a twice baked sweet potatoes would taste like.  So I went to work finding out.  Zo and I were very pleasantly surprised at just how tasty they are.  I think the reason that you do not see them featured on many menus is the fact that sweet potatoes have a very thin skin.  So you have to really take your time not to make a mess in lieu of a stuffed potato.  Take your time as it is well worth it!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:
4 large and round sweet potatoes
4 tsp black truffle oil
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)

Stuffing mixture
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp sirracha
2 1/2 green onions (chopped)
1/3 cup chipotle cheddar (shredded)
1 shallot (diced)
3 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)

Garnish
1/3 cup chipotle cheddar (shredded)
1/4 cup green onion (chopped)

Rub potatoes with truffle oil and then rub in kosher salt and fresh crack pepper. Cook potatoes in a potato crisper bag in microwave (my microwave has a potato button, I just have to hit it 1 times per potatoes.) Allow to cool. (Alternately if you do not have a potato bag you can bake potatoes in oven at 400 degrees for on hour.)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut a boat into top of potatoes and scoop out pulp leaving 1/4 of potato (be careful, sweet potatoes have a thin skin.)

In a mixing bowl, combine stuffing ingredients with scooped out potato. Mash together until mixed well and then re-stuff potato shells.

Place Stuffed potates on pizza stones or on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Remvoe from oven and let sit 4-5 minutes before sprinkling with garnish adn serving.  ENjoy!

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