Cajun (Stuffed or Mashed) Sweet Potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely diced
1/2 cup cooked raw spinach, finely chopped
1 tbsp Cajun spice
Scrub sweet potatoes and pat dry. Bake on cookie sheet for an hour at 400degF.
Saute onions in oil in frying pan. When soft, add celery. Reduce heat and steam until soft. Add tomatoes, spinach, and seasonings. Mix well.
When sweet potatoes are done, remove from oven. They can be prepared either stuffed or mashed:
Stuffed – slice off the top quarter of the potatoes and remove pulp from shells. Place pulp in a bowl, blend well with Cajun filling, and stuff shells with mixture.
Mashed – remove pulp from sweet potatoes and mix with Cajun filling. Serve. (Skins may also be finely chopped into mixture.)
Serves 4 (stuffed) or 4-6 (mashed)