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Okinawa Sweet Potatoes Recipe (Hawaiian Purple Potatoes with Coconut Milk)


Sony's Okinawa Sweet Potato Recipe. Sony, a food enthusiast from Kaua'i tells me that a little old lady at a grocery store pointed out some dark purple potatoes to him one day and told him how to make this popular Hawaiian recipe for Okinawa sweet potatoes with coconut milk. Sony insists that you use sea salt for this recipe, or preferably Hawaiian sea salt, if you can find it! If you like purple Okinawa sweet potatoes, then scroll down for more Okinawa sweet potato recipes to try. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.


  • 3-4 purple Okinawa sweet potatoes
  • about 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • dash pepper to taste
  • aloha


Peel the potatoes and boil in water for about 45 minutes, until soft. Okinawa sweet potatoes take longer than regular potatoes to cook, so make sure they are quite soft.

Drain the water and mash with coconut milk. Add more coconut milk until desired consistency is reached. Add garlic and sea salt and pepper.

Being a traditional Kauaian recipe, this is to be served with aloha.

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