Well the CCC is back and we are ready to start the new year with an interesting challenge suggested by our own Laura Lafata, La Diva Cucina!
JANUARY CHALLENGE: Repurposing Leftovers or How Many Meals Can You Get From One.
I decided on sweet potatoes. My mom used to melt butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. She then would poke them, brush, then wrap in aluminum foil and bake until soft and caramelized. I love them that way…simplicity at its best.
With the leftovers I came up with this idea as I also had some leftover Puerto Rican eggnog. “coquito” and I thought why not mix both. I did and this is the result:
2 whole peeled baked sweet potatoes blended with ingredients
1 8 oz. can of evaporated milk
8 oz. milk
8 ounces of prepared cocquito
6 extra la eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
pinch of nutmeg
caramel for coating mold
You can visit my flan recipe and follow instructions
Also, I made turkey meatballs and stuffed them with sweet potatoes using, chopped cilantro, shredded zucchini, carrots, chopped onions and garlic, salt and pepper and using very little avocado oil to cook them. First browning them and then covering them until fully cooked.
To me there is nothing like a baked sweet potato and I just found extra uses for them.