Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 T.heavy cream
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 2 large or 3 medium-small potatoes), peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  1. 1. Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in 3- to 4-quart saucepan; cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork, 35 to 45 minutes.
  2. 2. Off heat, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher, or transfer mixture to hopper of food mill and process into warmed serving bowl. Stir in pepper; serve immediately.
It is the technique that is important here. I have used margarine and milk and had success.