Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Side Dish Tuesday

                                                                                        As we continue to re-discover some earlier treats as the blog began, I hope you enjoy some of these treats as much as I do.

It's Tuesday and you made the mistake of inviting the, his friend, and your cousin over for dinner, what were you not thinking.  But you however are Kono Kalakaua and you can mange just about anything, can't you.  That is why she is my girl of the day, can you blame me?  One great cop, one amazing woman who can get it done.                                                                                                         

Then there is a knock at the door, first one here it's your cousin then it hits you, damn you forgot the side dish.  Your Navy Seal boss and his friend Joe are always on time, what does a girl do
(Me, I smile cause check out
the men coming to dinner).  

Our girl kicks up only as she can 
and comes up with a potato dish
even a Seal (yes Navy Seal)would
love.   Our girl kicks up only as she
can and comes up with a potato 
dish even a Seal (yes Navy Seal)
would love.

What makes this dish so easy is it cooks in the microwave in 

minutes.  There is an extra special something you can add 

and takes a few extra minutes in the oven.  I do hope you give 

this a try with its very tropical flair.


  • Kalake Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    4 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup milk
    1 cup crushed pineapple in juice
  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and then pierce the skin a few times with a fork. 
  2. Place them on a paper towel so that they do not touch each other and microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Turn them over and microwave another 6 minutes.  Check to be sure the potatoes are done, cooking longer if they are not.  
  3. Cut a slice in the long side of the potato and scoop out the pulp leaving a shell about 1/4 inch thick. Put the pulp of all the potatoes in a food processor bowl.  Add the milk and a dash of pepper, if desired.  
  4. Drain the pineapple and then added the drained fruit to the food processor. Process until thoroughly mixed.  
  5. Refill the shells with the sweet potato/pineapple mixture. Put the filled potatoes on a microwave safe plate and cook on high for 4 minutes.
If you would like to make it fancy, make a crumb topping...

½ cup plain flour
½ cup rolled oats
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup desiccated coconut (or unsweetened) 
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4tbsp butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix to combine flour, oats, sugar, coconut and cinnamon.  
  3. Rub in butter with fingertips until mix resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  4. Sprinkle over potatoes and place in oven for about 10-15 minutes to cook crumbs.. Remove and enjoy!

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