Trying to recreate that holiday feeling in Shanghai can be quite a challenge sometimes. Limited fridge space, half the burners, and no built-in oven are just some of the obstacles that many of us face when it comes to cooking at home. With this in mind, our friends at Epermarket have put together some recipes that are a match made in heaven for people who suffer from TKS (Teeny Kitchen Syndrome).
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
•6 large sweet potatoes (approx. 3 lbs.)
•4 tablespoons room temperature butter, cut into small pieces
•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•2 tablespoons freshly ground ginger
•1 pinch cayenne
•Salt & extra virgin olive oil to taste.
1.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Rub the potatoes with olive oil and place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.
2.Halve the potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh from 8 halves into a large bowl, but leave a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Scoop the flesh from the remaining 4 halves and add to the bowl, then discard the skins. Mix the butter, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and 1 tsp. salt with the potatoes. Heap 6 tbsp. of the potato mixture into each potato skin.
3.Use your optional toppings. For seed mix, toss the seeds with olive oil and salt in a bowl. For walnuts, mix the nuts with the butter and sugar in another bowl with your hands. Sprinkle the seed mix, walnuts or marshmallows over the potatoes, then bake for an additional 10 minutes. If you choose to not use toppings: brush a little butter and sprinkle a little additional sugar on top of the potatoes, and bake 10 min.
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