Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Jenn on March 9, 2009

in Budget,Dips and Sauces,Gluten Free,Vegetarian

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Sweet potatoes are cheap, readily available, good for you, and can be oh so yummy!  Traditionally thought of as a fall veggie, but throughout the winter they are still extremely plentiful, and I don’t think I could ever eat too many sweet potatoes!

Most people, when they think of sweet potatoes, think of smothering them with praline, or marshmallow, or some other very sweet concoction, which I get kind of tired of because you can’t taste the sweet potato anymore.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s obviously very apparent on my blog that I have somewhat of a sweet tooth, but for me, sweet has it’s place and it’s not usually the main component of my meal.  Given that, I tried to come up with something a little more savory instead – though this does have a fair amount of honey in it, when I taste this, I don’t automatically think “Oh that is sweet.”  The sweetness is a bit more subtle, especially since you don’t need to use much sauce on top of the sweet potatoes.  I got the inspiration from a recipe in my Williams-Sonoma book, but as per usual, changed it so much that it is now a completely different recipe and all my own.

Serve the sweet potatoes in a bowl (about 4 servings), and drizzle 1-2 tbs. max (you don’t need more than this considering how potent the balsamic flavor is, and how much fat I put into making this sauce!) over the top.  As you can see, I like lots of balsamic yumminess, but you can accent the sweet potatoes with however much you want to suit your taste.  You will have quite a bit of sauce left over, which I am thinking about using as a marinade for something later on…..

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Jeanne March 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

That looks amazing. I must try it sometime, especially since our farmer’s market is absolutely TEEMING with sweet potatoes. It’s like… an invasion. Ahh!

Your food blog looks SO GOOD, Jenn!!! :D I’m kind of jealous. Haha!

How’ve you been, anyway? What have you been up to? Give me the low down! :D

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