Newsflash: I really love sweet potatoes. Sweet potato fries, sweet potato bakes, baked sweet potatoes… anything! I’ll eat it. I picked up a couple of these delicious vegetables at the Farmer’s Market this past week, and thought I’d share what I think is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to prepare them. When I was living in Romania this past year, my host mom showed me her “secret ingredient” for perfect sweet potatoes, and I fell in love! The secret? Vanilla flavoring. It gives the potatoes the perfect amount of sweetness without overpowering their natural scrumptious flavor. And on that note...
Perfect Mashed Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
3 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. brown sugar
A dash of vanilla flavoring
/1/ Peel 2 those gorgeous orange beauties.
/2/ Bring a pot water to boil (add a dash of salt to make it boil quicker!) and drop in the sweet potatoes. Let them boil for about 20-25 minutes, or until softened.
/3/ Mash ‘em! This is the fun part. If you like your mashed potatoes to be really creamy, a blender would probably work for this. Personally, I like having some chunks so I drop them in a bowl and start mashing with a cup.
/4/ Add milk, brown sugar, and vanilla the potatoes and enjoy!