Friday, November 20, 2015

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil

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A Simple side dish of mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil:  Simple mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.



A re-post of the original from 5/24/2013.  Adding pin-able image, tweet-ables, and editing.  225 views and 2 +1s.

I will no longer put butter in my mashed sweet potatoes.  It's not about health or nutrition, or even an aversion to dairy (though those are all good reasons) it is about taste.  Once I added coconut oil to my sweet potatoes I was hooked.  The coconut oil brings out the sweetness of the potato, and adds a creaminess, like butter.   I must stress:  if you like sweet potatoes, get and use some coconut oil with them.  Here is the easy 2 ingredient recipe.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil:  Simple mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.

Another recipe in my Thanksgiving sides series.  Everyone knows about sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving but why not try Mashed Sweet Potatoes.  You could make it more like casserole by adding some cream (or keep it dairy free and use coconut milk), cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and top with chopped Candied Pecans.  This will be my "sweet potato casserole" this year.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil:  Simple mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil


Servings:  2
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 very large sweet potato
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
Cinnamon (optional)

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil:  Simple mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.

Peel and cut the sweet potato in small even pieces.  Place in a saucepan and cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil for about 10-15 minutes until potatoes are soft.

Remove from heat and drain.    Remove sweet potatoes to a medium-sized bowl (or just put back in the saucepan) and mash with 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil.  No need to add any other liquid because sweet potatoes absorb more liquid while boiling than regular potatoes (but if you think you need some reserve some of the cooking liquid and use it).

Makes 2 servings.

Enjoy.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil:  Simple mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  That's it and it is delicious.



Also mentioned in this post:

Candied Pecans:  These sweet and crunchy pecans make great salad toppers and snacks.

For more vegetable sides check out:

Bite-sized chunks of sweet potato tossed in coconut oil, cumin, and cinnamon.  Then baked until crispy and soft.
Maple Glazed Carrots:  A simple and tasty #vegetablesidedish of carrots roasted in maple syrup.  The perfect accompaniment to any meal.
 Maple Glazed Carrots                                          -
Sauteed Kale:  Warm kale sauteed until tender and flavored with onions, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.
        Sauteed Kale
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