Purple Sweet Potato Pie

One of the best things about living in Hawaii is the abundant supply of Okinawan Sweet Potatoes.  I made a pie with them a few years ago and decided to make it for my parents this thanksgiving.

This is what it looked like before going into the oven.  The potatoes dried out a bit on the trip over from Hawaii so I added a bit more milk than usual.  I also used an electronic mixer this which made the filling pretty fluffy.

Out of the oven

Served!

 

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2 Responses to Purple Sweet Potato Pie

  1. Is this a Hawaiian dish? Interesting…my husband is Hawaiian and I really want to surprise him one day and make a Hawaiian dish..I probably wouldn’t be able to find those potatoes anywhere, though…
    -Morgan

  2. Hi Morgan,

    Yeah, it sort of is. These potatoes are actually from Okinawa but people here in Hawaii grow/eat a lot of them. I’ve never seen them anywhere else in the US, but, I have heard they do sometimes find their way into high end grocery stores. You might want to post a msg on your local yelp website and see if anyone has come across them. If you can’t find the potatoes… you could make him Hawaiian Beef Stew. It is a pretty simple recipe and you wont have any problems finding the ingredients.

    take a look:

    http://chinesefood.about.com/od/hawaii/r/beefstew.htm

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