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Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Hawaiian" Sweet Potatoes

Some people tend to get their feathers ruffled over Hawaiian pizza.  Personally, I think if something tastes good, just eat it. If all food was required to be made the traditional way, things would get boring after a while.  If pineapple on pizza isn't your thing, don't order it.  But if you enjoy salty and sweet together, Hawaiian pizza can be delicious. 

These stuffed sweet potatoes take the Hawaiian pizza premise and add some fibre to make a main dish without much meat for a lighter meal.  The recipe is adapted from Clean Eating magazine.  

You'll need two large sweet potatoes, plus the items below.

Pierce the sweet potatoes and bake them for about an hour in a 400 degree oven.

Meanwhile dice the pineapple into small chunks.

Take a cooked ham steak 

And dice it the same size as the pineapple.

Chop and add some green onions as well, reserving some chopped green tops.

Carefully slice the cooked sweet potatoes and scrape out the insides, leaving a layer of sweet potato on the skin.

Add the ham, pineapple, green onions and shredded mozzarella to the sweet potatoes and mash together.

Mix well and then stuff the sweet potato skins with this mixture.

Top with some mozzarella and put them back in the oven for 20 minutes to warm through and melt the cheese.  

Once they come out of the oven, top with the sliced green onions and serve.

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