Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Fiery-Hot Baked Sweet Potato
1 sweet potato per person
Butter or margarine
Ground Habanero pepper powder (found at specialty or gourmet foods shops, ethnic markets and anywhere that sells bulk spices)*See Note below
Maple syrup (optional)
Wash and dry each sweet potato, and bake as usual (I like to rub the outside with a little butter or spray with butter spray before baking). When sweet potatoes are done, place on serving plate and cut a slit longways and pull the halves apart slightly. Place a few pats of butter or margarine in each potato, sprinkle lightly with habanero powder (or more heavily if you are a serious chilehead or capsaicin addict), and drizzle a little bit of maple syrup on top if desired. Serve with a nice tall glass of ice water, milk or other cold beverage of your choice.
Note: If you can't find ground habanero pepper powder, or you want to try something with a more complex flavor, you can't go wrong with either Habanero Rub From Hell or Habanero Seasoning From Hell, both of which are salt-free and packed with flavor and fire!