My quick Sweet Potato Puree
A few weeks ago, while checking out off a grocery store, the checkout woman saw some sweet potatoes that I had bought. She then said while scanning, she had never had sweet potatoes in her life and don’t even know how to prepare them.” Can you actually believe that”
Having the supermarket Lady in mind and I assume there are people hunting for recipes, for the Holiday Season. So I thought it’s the perfect time for me to share my most resent favorite , which is my Sweet Potato Puree recipe.
Sweet potatoes are not as boring as they look. They can be sautéed, baked, grilled, mash/purée, can be put in soups, salads and curries. Apart from the many ways you can prepare sweet potatoes, it also has more fiber, which is great for the digestive system and has a good amount of Vitamin A, which we all know helps the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs to work properly .
Without further due, to make this absolutely delicious sweet potato purée, you will need|;
Big sweet potatoes (3 big ones for this recipe)
Milk (¼ cup )
Butter (3 Tablespoons)
Nutmeg (½ teaspoon )
Pre–heat your one to 200°c /392°f, bake the sweet potatoes for about 45 minutes. The potatoes are done when a sharp knife can easily poke through.
Let the potatoes cool for 10 minutes, cut each one in half and start ricing potatoes into a medium size pot. I prefer using a potato ricer for two main reasons, there are less to no strings in the purée and the texture of the purée is more smooth. But note that this is my personal preference and you can equally use a potato masher.
In a small pot, heat up the milk and butter, poor on the purée sweet potatoes and stir well to combine. Add grated nutmeg, some salt and pepper to taste and since sweet potatoes are more on the sweet side, add some chopped chives to balance out that sweetness.
I love serving my sweet potato purée with some mushroom gravy, baked chicken and my fresh tasting cucumber salad.
Check out my Best Homemade Mash Potato Recipe to see a video on how I use a potato ricer.