Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

I ran across this recipe a few months back and with a few minor tweaks I have discovered my new FAVORTIE sweet potato side dish. You can mash these by hand, whip them with a mixer, or even use a food processor. Basically, use whatever your little heart desires. What are you in the mood for? Mashed, whipped, or pulsated? Yum! :)

4 large sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into chunks

1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons maple syrup (the real stuff)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 large sweet onion – thinly sliced

salt and pepper for taste

Heat oven to 375. In a bowl, toss together sweet potato chunks, maple syrup, and olive oil. Place in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes, or until they are tender to a fork. 10-15 minutes before sweet potatoes are done, melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and remaining maple syrup. Cook onions till they are a golden brown, stir often. Once sweet potatoes are done transfer to a bowl you can mash them in. While mashing add browned onions, salt, and pepper. If your potatoes are not smooth enough add a tablespoon at a time of water until they reach the consistence you like. Enjoy!

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