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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey

In my quest to find more sweet potato recipes that I would enjoy, I stumbled upon this one. One afternoon, while Queenie was sleeping, Mr.B was at school, and I had the rare occasion to sit and watch an adult TV show; I chose to watch Racheal Ray. Wouldn't you know that on that particular day, she made a simple sweet potato mash that sounded divine.

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Now I've mentioned before that I just really can't wrap my head around sweet potatoes. I almost want them to be sweeter, than they actually are. The addition of the honey in these helped boost the sweetness factor to my liking. I decided to use some fresh orange juice, since I didn't have any lemons on hand. The citrus added a night bright flavor to the potatoes. The kids still aren't into sweet potatoes as much as I'd like them to be.

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey
Adapted from The Rachael Ray Show

1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup honey
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste

Boil the potatoes until tender; drain and return them to the hot pot. Mash with the chicken stock, honey and lemon juice and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste.

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7 comments:

Brenda said...

Cindy, how can you not like sweet potatoes, lol! I know what you mean though, I always had honey or brown sugar to mine to make them more "sweet". Rachael does it again!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I bet my girls would devour this. So glad I found you from eKat's Kitchen. I hope you'll swing by Momtrends and share on our Friday Food Linky!

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/recipe-linky-summer-salads/

Miz Helen said...

Great cooks think alike, I have a post ready to go next week on this same recipe. We did make it a little different, but don't you just love it. I will have to try your version it looks great! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

This looks tasty - I love the flavors you've used in it! Thanks for linking up with Friday Potluck!

Miranda said...

Sweet potatoes are one of my favs

Deborah said...

I am a total sweet potato lover and want some of these now! Thanks for participating in Saturdays with RR!

Angie A said...

This recipe sounds great! I may be missing it, but how much/many sweet potatoes did you use? thanks!