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Aloha Sweet Potatoes

This is one of the recipes from Mrs Susie. If you want to find out more about her have a look at her biography page which she has written. Mrs Susie specialises in Oriental cooking.

History of the Luau

In old Hawaii a luau meant a lavish food extravaganza to fete royalty, foreign dignitaries, powerful chieftains, or hundreds of guests at important weddings, christenings or birthdays.

Luaus often lasted for days and required an incredible amount of preparation. Guests sat on mats on the ground, with food piled high in calabash bowls in front of them.They ate a bit, danced a bit, drank a little and sang a lot. A rollicking shared experience . . . a feast of aloha.

Today the luau is a major visitor attraction and dozens are held daily throughout the islands. Needless to say, some preparations have been streamlined, although the traditional roast pig and other authentic delectables are still served.

Now with these dishes on the menu we are ready to set the scene. If you can't get to Hawaii then organize your own group at home. Remember . . . a Hawaiian luau is a fun affair . . . casual, informal, abounding in merriment. No age barrier here. The crowd is mixed, Island-style. Here, at Hub-UK you will find everything you need to have your own Luau!

Ingredients

4 to 5 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Method

  • Boil sweet potatoes in their jackets until tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Let cool, then peel and cut into slices 1 1/2-inch thick.
  • In a large skillet melt butter.
  • Stir in brown sugar and water and cook on medium heat about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat and add sweet potatoes to skillet.
  • Cook gently, tossing lightly until sweet potatoes are glazed. Sprinkle with coconut before serving.

Note:
Canned yams can be used in place of sweet potato.

Serves 8

Enjoy!
Mrs Susie

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