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Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

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Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes, also known as Okinawan potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are another favorite starch staple throughout Polynesia and all Hawaii luaus. Ideally for this recipe use Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes, also known as Okinawan potatoes which are native to the Japanese island of Okinawa.

They are a member of the morning glory family and are called 'uala in Hawaiian.

This recipe is courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. These potatoes are served at their Ali'i Luau.

For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Luau Center Ali'i Luau visit their website.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes, 3 each
  • Butter, 1/4 cup

Preparation:

Wash sweet potatoes and place in baking sheet pans. Bake potatoes for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and brush butter onto potatoes. Cut into bite sizes, place in small serving pan.
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