Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Roasted Sweet Potato Mash

Not only are sweet potatoes delicious, but they are also extremely good for you.  They are packed with more vitamins and nutrients than the average baking potato and because of that they have their own distinctly delicious flavor.  They are a wonderful compliment to most meals not just for their great flavor, but also for their beautiful color.  I particularly love to replace regular mashed potatoes with these sweet potatoes for a gorgeous pop of color and a great sweet treat right inside of dinner. 

3 large sweet potatoes (washed and dried)
2 T. of real butter
2-3 T. of heavy whipping cream
2 T. of light brown sugar (packed)
1 dash of ground nutmeg
1 pinch of salt

-Preheat your oven to 425*.  Cover a large baking sheet with foil and place on the bottom rack of your oven.  Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack above the foil lined baking sheet (this will catch the drippings).  Roast at 425* for 1 hour.  Remove potatoes with tongs, place onto the foiled baking sheet and then place on a trivet onto the counter.  Using the tongs with your left hand, hold the potato so you can lift the skin up and off easily with a fork (this is super simple-but be careful they are wicked hot!).  Place the peeled potatoes into a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients to them.  Use a potato masher or a hand mixer to mash them well.  Serves 4.  Enjoy!

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