Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

As the autumn leaves start to change colors, we tend to see a variety of colors appear in our local grocery stores and farmer's markets as well. For example, did you know that sweet potatoes come in a multitude of colors? We usually see the sweet side dish at Thanksgiving, all bright orange and covered in brown sugar and pecans. But I found pale skinned, yellow sweet potatoes at my local market and decided to test out the difference. Mashed with some browned garlic and sour cream, this makes a great side dish to go along with chicken, or as a light lunch served with some steamed veggies.

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 large yellow sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk, half and half, or cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the potatoes until soft, drain in a colander, turn on off the stove, and return the potatoes to the pot.

Meanwhile, saute the butter and smashed garlic cloves in a small saute pan until browned. Add the browned garlic, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper to the potatoes. Mash well until smooth. Serve warm.

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