Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes. It was not always this way growing up but somewhere along the line I came to like their flavor better, and of course the fact that they are better for you than a regular potato doesn't hurt. I have never made mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes before but love them when we eat out. 

This recipe was really easy to make with just boiling the potatoes and then mashing in the other ingredients. It meant I only had to dirty one pot instead of using a food processor or whipping them with an electric mixer. The orange juice brightened up the flavor while the cinnamon and honey gave it  the sweetness and warmth you look for.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Serves 8

sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds), peeled and cut into eighths

3 Tablespoons 

1/2 cup 
orange juice

1/4 teaspoon 
kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon 
ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon butter 


Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.

Add the remaining ingredients and mash with a potato masher or fork. Season to taste with more salt if necessary.
Adapted from: Real Simple 

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