How to make mashed sweet potatoes

How to make mashed sweet potatoes

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"Many people don't know that sweet potatoes are actually not related to potatoes. Although they share the same name and general appearance, the sweet potato belongs to the bindweed family, while the conventional potato is a nightshade. As a result, making mashed sweet potatoes is also slightly different from what you might know. In our video how-to recipe above, we’ll show you how to bake the sweet potatoes in the oven first and then, with the help of a few spices, a potato masher, and a little muscle power, whip up a deliciously creamy, bright-orange side dish."

Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
800
sweet potatoes
4 tbsp
honey
4
limes
2 bulb
garlic
olive oil
salt
pepper
MetricImperial

Utensils

cutting board, knife, fine grater, pastry brush, baking sheet, parchment paper, oven, potato masher, rubber spatula, bowl (large)

  • Step 1/3

    • 4 tbsp honey
    • lime
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • fine grater
    • pastry brush
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    Halve the sweet potatoes and brush them with the honey. Sprinkle with the zest of the lime. Season the sweet potatoes with salt and pepper. Place them flat side down on a lined baking tray.

  • Step 2/3

    • 2 bulb garlic
    • salt
    • pepper
    • olive oil
    • oven

    Cut the head of fresh garlic into slices and place them on the baking tray in between the sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper again. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Place in the oven at 180°C / 350°F for approx. 45 - 55 min.

  • Step 3/3

    • salt
    • pepper
    • olive oil
    • lime
    • potato masher
    • rubber spatula
    • bowl (large)

    Remove from the oven. Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes. Press each sweet potato through the potato masher into a large bowl. Lightly stir the mashed sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Add some olive oil. Halve the lime and juice half the lime into the puree. Lightly stir again. Enjoy as a creamy side dish.

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