Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
The yam and sweet potato are actually totally different
vegetables, but we confuse them really easily. Yams are smaller,
sweeter, and have red or purple flesh. Sweet potatoes have a few
varieties, but the one that we call the yam has an orange flesh and
the ends come to a point on the outside. True yams are difficult to
find in the grocery store.
So, typically this dish is made with sweet potatoes. They are
yummy and healthy! This is a great vegan holiday recipe that you can
6 sweet potatoes (you can get a mixture of the different
varieties at the store)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. non-hydrogenated non-dairy butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground allspice
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tsp. grated orange peel
salt and pepper
- Use a fork to put holes in the rinsed sweet potatoes, then put
them on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees until tender, about 40
min- 1 hour.
- Put the cooked sweet potatoes in a bowl (peel them if you
desire), and mash with a potato masher.
- Add all the spices and season to taste.
- You can mash these to your desired consistency. Some people
like to use an electric mixer to get them really creamy.
Your question and comments are welcome