One of recommended foods for dinner is mashed sweet potatoes. It is underrate recipe, but you will understand why sweet potatoes are better than others. This recipe is suitable for regular mealtime with family and friends. You can enjoy meat, chicken, and fish alongside this one. This recipe is what children like due to sweet flavor. Ingredients are easy to find and the instructions are simple to follow.
- 6-7 peeled sweet potatoes, cut in cubed form
- 3/4-1 cup milk
- 1/2-3/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4-1 cup maple syrup
- Prepare large bowl and pour water then add pinch of salt.
- Boil water and put potatoes. Cook for 30 minutes or more until tender.
- Use food processor or mixer to crush and torn the potatoes.
- Add milk, maple syrup, and butter. Mix slowly until they blend completely
From the list of ingredients for mashed sweet potatoes above, you only need enough sweet potatoes, butter, milk, and maple syrup. Some people might think those lists will make the taste too sweet. In fact, sweet potatoes are more than enough to provide sweet flavor. For butter, the melted one is preferable in order to mix properly. You are free to utilize any milk based on personal preference.
If you think that the recipe is too sweet, there are few ways to soothe the flavor while keeping it in balance taste. The most common way as alternative for maple syrup is brown sugar or honey. Both have strong sweet taste, but honey is better if you want a healthy dish. In fact, combine syrup, honey, and brown sugar to make excellent mashed sweet potatoes. Another method is to put extra salt while boiling or mixing. The salt will reduce sweet flavor to make more neutral texture.
In this recipe, you can cook sweet potatoes through boiling them alongside the salt. It has one purpose to smooth their texture before you crush and smash. With boiling method, cooking time is shorter than others, but the result will be more moist and liquid. You may consider steaming if you don’t like extra juicy form in the potatoes. If you want dry texture, just bake or roast them in oven. When choosing this way, you can roast without cutting into small pieces and no peeling at all. To blend properly, try to add water and a pinch of salt properly then mix them slowly.
Food processor or mixer is common tool to crush and smash all potatoes. The tools will generate the smoothest form that’s easy to eat. It is like you make porridge with complete smooth texture. However, some people prefer something with harsh form. In that case, you can crush those potatoes with manual crusher. The result might not be as smooth as mixer, blender, or food processor.
The boiling takes 20 minutes, and the rest cooking process takes 30 minutes. One hour is average time to deliver this recipe until it’s ready to eat. The cooking time for mashed sweet potatoes is tentative because you should put much effort for preliminary cooking.