Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coconut Cilantro Sweet Potatoes

A friend described this to me the other day and I went right home to try it because as far as I'm concerned, you can never go wrong with coconut milk and cilantro. This is absolutely fabulous and makes my mouth water just thinking about it. My kids still prefer sweet potato fries, but they didn't object too strenuously.

4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 can coconut milk
5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Place sweet potatoes and coconut milk in a crock pot. Cook on low until very soft, perhaps 6-8 hours.
  2. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add garlic, cilantro, red pepper, salt and pepper
  4. Serve immediately.
This makes a lot, so I froze half of it for a later dinner.