Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday System Day 14 - recipe: mashed yams

Sweet potatoes and yams are both frugal and super-delicious. The traditional holiday dish of sweetened yams with marshmallows is a favorite for many, but doesn't really improve the nutrition of the dish. What's more, this dish can be too sweet for some people. If you're looking for a new way to serve these vegetables, try my mother's dish: mashed sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes or yams, about 1 per person, baked for about an hour (fork a few times so the steam escapes, otherwise they could explode)

When cooked, let cool for a hour. Split open and scoop out the flesh, and mash as you would regular potatoes. Add in butter (and cream if desired) and season with salt and pepper. For extra smooth potatoes, try blending with a hand mixer.
I am happy to share this post at Pennywise Platter Thursdays.

1 comment:

Millie said...

I love mashed sweet potatoes anytime. They are so good. Funny that I never thought of adding cream to them. I'm trying that.


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