Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup

This is a fun take on candied yams, for the holiday festivities. Also, am I getting better at taking these photos or what?!?

Serves 6-8

3 sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Salt and pepper, to taste (optional - if you prefer sweet to savory, sprinkle with brown sugar)

Bake the potatoes 400 degrees for about an hour, or until soft.  If you are in a rush, you can boil these without losing too much flavor.

Slice the potatoes open and scoop out the insides.  Place in a bowl and add butter and preferred seasoning(s).  Mash the potatoes in the bowl, or use a hand mixer.
Warm the syrup in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds.  When ready to serve, drizzle warm maple syrup over the top of the potatoes.  If you are using the brown sugar, you can sprinkle a bit over the top for crunch.  I also considered adding a few mini-marshmallows as a garnish but I didn't have any on hand.  Just an idea for you....   Enjoy!

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