Continuing with our pre-holiday preparations, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the Sweet Potatoes! But instead of serving the super sweet, marshmallow topped version this year, try serving the real thing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
This recipe lets the natural flavor of the potatoes shine through, with just a touch of honey added for sweetness. For extra flavor you can add orange juice or maple syrup to the finished potatoes. This works really well if you are serving a baked ham.
If you have any sweet potatoes leftover, you are in for a treat. We have several delicious ways to use up any extras such as Sweet Potato Bread, Sweet Potato and Oatmeal Muffins, or Sweet Potato Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Cranberries.
6 Medium Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed
3 cups Water, or enough to cover potatoes
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Butter, softened
3-4 TB Honey
1/2 tsp Salt
Cut off the ends of the potatoes and peel, removing any bruised spots. Chop potatoes into small 1-inch cubes, place in a large saucepan and add the water and salt. Boil about 20 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain potatoes, return to the pan and add the butter. Whip with an electric mixer until potatoes are smooth, then add honey and 1/2 tsp salt. Serves 6-8.
For Orange-Flavored Sweet Potatoes: Add 2 tablespoons orange juice along with the honey.
For Maple-Flavored Sweet Potatoes: Prepare as above, substituting maple syrup for the honey.