Food & Drink

Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet
potatoes have many nutritional benefits. Not only are they packed
with potassium and fiber, but each medium sized sweet potato contains
over 400% of the daily requirement of vitamin A. Although sweet
potatoes contain more natural sugar than regular spuds, they make it
up by having fewer calories and a higher number of essential
nutrients. This tasty food has many health benefits, so be sure to
include them in your meal planning.

Sweet
potato mash is a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes. This dish is easy
to make, and the many nutrients found in sweet potatoes won't be lost by this way.
It is also a popular side dish to have with your holiday meals, such
roasted chicken or turkey dinner. Some of the most enjoyed sweet
potato recipes are detailed below.

Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients

Ingredients

Amount

Sweet potatoes

6 medium

Butter

½ stick

Cream

½ cup

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp.

Kosher salt

season to taste

Ground cloves or ground nutmeg

pinch (optional)

Time & Yield

Time

20 minutes

Yield

6-8 servings

Directions

  1. Using medium heat, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use enough salt to make the water taste nearly as salty as seawater.

  2. After peeling the sweet potatoes, cut them into eight pieces by first cutting them lengthwise in half, and then again into quarters.

  3. Add the sweet potatoes to the water once it reaches the boiling point, and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Let them cook for 15 minutes, or until a knife can be used to easily pierce them.

  4. After draining the sweet potatoes, put them back into the pot. Use a potato masher to mash them and add in the spices, butter and cream.

  5. Season to taste with Kosher salt and serve immediately.

You can also see the following video as reference.

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