I grew up eating my paternal grandmother's (Grandma Val) twice baked potatoes that she lovingly made for Thanksgiving always, for every other holiday, and whenever we requested them. They frequently accompanied her brisket also. Breaking from tradition, I came up with this recipe a few years ago. They add a new dimension of flavor to traditional Thanksgiving flavors. I'll even eat them cold. —testkitchenette
about 4, depending on potato size and appetite
sweet potatoes, pricked all over with a fork
coconut milk, heated in a saucepan and kept warm until ready to use
maple syrup or honey
fresh ginger, grated
salt, to your liking
pepper to taste
shredded unsweetened coconut
In This Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350F
Cook the sweet potatoes in the oven for 1 hr and 10 min until a skewer slides through it like butter. Set aside and let cool.
When easy enough to handle, cut in half (so flattest side will sit on baking dish) and scoop out flesh (leaving some on bottom and sides of potato skins so it won’t split or rip) into a bowl.
Begin mashing the sweet potatoes with a potato masher. Then add coconut milk, ginger, agave/maple syrup, Adobo sauce, salt, and pepper. Continue mashing until desired consistency. Adjust seasoning to your taste.
Scoop mashed sweet potato mixture into shells. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and coconut. Bake in a 350F oven for 20-30 minutes.