Thursday, March 31, 2005

Zippy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Taters are great! Did you know that technically they aren't really a member of the potato family? Who cares, right?

Sweet Taters are great with butter and cinnamon and brown sugar (and more butter) but this recipe goes a different direction--more savory and hot. Their unique texture once mashed and the right spices make for an attractive side dish or even a dip if you want!

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-3 red-hot chilie pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 dash cinnamon, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation:

Steam (that's right, steam!) the cubed sweet potatoes until they are fork tender. The smaller the cubes, the more evenly they will cook and soften. Steaming prevents them from getting watter-logged. With about a minute or two to go, toss in the peppers to get them nice and soft, too.

Remove from the steamer to a mixing bowl. Add the butter and a dash of cinnamon (the cinnamon helps "bring together" all the flavors). Use a potato masher to mash up the sweet potates. Avoid over-mashing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Blogger ♥♥♥Heather♥♥♥ said...

Paul,

These recipes sound GREAT! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Also wanted to thank you for your post on my blog. My blog is the only place I can truly share my struggles and successes with weight loss and life.

Take care!

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger ♥♥♥Heather♥♥♥ said...

Paul,

These recipes sound GREAT! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Also wanted to thank you for your post on my blog. My blog is the only place I can truly share my struggles and successes with weight loss and life.

Take care!

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Paul McDonald said...

Heather, you're awesome! Keep it up! Your efforts will be rewarded!

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Secret Softness said...

Your receipe sounds great. I'll definitely try it. I like cooking and preparing food.

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger Paul McDonald said...

Hey Secret, thanks for the input! Let me know what you think!

Did you know that you can cook a sweet potato by just placing it right down into the coals of a hot, hot barbecue grill? Sure the outer skin burns a bit, but the inside is so deliciously sweet that it compares to nothing on this earth!

 

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