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Baked Sweet Potato Mash

Prep: 20 Min

Cook: 30 Min

Difficulty

Easy

Serves

4

Mash potatoes is one of the most popular side dishes in the world – a simple dish that can be quickly made with very few ingredients. There is also some room for versatility by adding herbs, cheese, garlic, butter and more.

Sweet potatoes are fantastic alternatives to using regular white potatoes, because they contain a large dose of vitamin A, and also vitamin C. Here is a quick, easy and appetising recipe for sweet potato mash.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes (approx 500g total)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (approx 500g total)
  • 50g butter
  • 100-150ml double cream (or milk)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A sprig of fresh thyme (leaves only – optional)

Health Tip: Replace the butter and cream with low fat crème fraîche to reduce the calories.

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 190°C (170°C in a fan oven) / gas mark 5.
  • Prick each potato with a sharp knife a few times and wrap each them individually in a piece of foil.
  • Place the potatoes on the middle shelf of the oven and then bake them for around 1 hour 20 mins to 1 hr 40 mins, or until the potatoes are very tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime you can heat the cream with the remaining butter in the saucepan.
  • Cut the potatoes in half and spoon out the soft middle into a potato ricer, filling it around halfway, and then squeeze back into your saucepan. This will give them a lightness and evenness of texture. Repeat this process until all the potatoes have been riced.
  • Use a wooden spoon to beat the cream and butter mixture into the potatoes.
  • Add the fresh thyme leaves and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Uses

Your baked sweet potato mash can be enjoyed as a side dish to any meal.

It is also perfect as a topping for a fish pie, but just allow the mash to cool first so that it doesn’t sink into the pie.

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