Island Style Ham and Sweet Potatoes
Recipe type: Pork
Serves: 6
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • milk (to whip potatoes)
  • 2 Cups cooked ham - coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup green pepper or pimento strips
  • 1 No. 2 can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 Cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  1. Cook, then mash potatoes. Add 1 tablespoon butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and enough milk to whip. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a skillet saute the ham in 2 tablespoons butter stirring until golden. Add green pepper (or pimento) and pineapple chunks. Cook 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in combined brown sugar, cornstarch, juice, and vinegar. Cook, stirring until thickened and clear. Pour mixture into 9 inch pie plate or casserole dish. Drop spoonfuls of potato on top. Bake until hot in 375 degrees F oven about 20-25 minutes.
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