FUFU (Crushed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Onion)
4 large orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, well scrubbed
1/4 C. + 2 T. olive oil
1/4 lb. bacon (around 8-10 strips), chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 T. jerk seasoning
1/4 C. fresh white breadcrumbs
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 T. chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350ÂºF. Prick the sweet potatoes with a small
knife, then rub them with 1/4 cup of the oil. Place on a baking
sheet and bake for 1 hour or until tender.
Remove and leave until cool enough to handle. Cut a slice off the
top of each potato and scoop out the flesh into a bowl, leaving the
shell intact. Crush the potato flesh coarsely with a fork.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry for
5 minutes, until crisp. Add the onion and fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir
in the potato flesh and season with the jerk seasoning, salt and
pepper. Fill the potato shells with the fufu.
Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley and coriander leaves. Pour
the melted butter over the potatoes and scatter the herb
breadcrumbs on top. Place in the oven for 10 minutes to form a