Sunday, March 22, 2015
Double Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with a Surprise
A few weekends ago, Dan and I headed to Bend, Oregon with friends, Moses and Sonya and had ourselves a lovely cabin weekend. That weekend was no doubt filled with tons of great eats, as the house we stayed in came with a fully equipped kitchen, so we were ready to cook our hineys off.
Splitting up the meals each day, both Dan and I as well as Mo & So came prepared with a few recipes and food combinations for dinner and brunch. Tackling the second night's dinner, Dan grilled some beautiful steaks while I made double stuffed sweet potatoes filled not only with the sweet potato flesh but also sauteed shrimp that added an element of sophistication and surprise. A few other tasty ingredients such as cheddar cheese, scallions and a little bit of bacon went a long way into forming the beauties you see above.
Here's the recipe I loosely followed, courtesy of no other than Paula Deen. Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to substitute with regular potatoes too if that's what you have on hand.