Saturday, November 22, 2008

Spice up the sweet potatoes...

I've never been a big fan of hiding the beauty and flavor of sweet potatoes under a blanket of miniature marshmallows. This recipe plays up the natural sweetness of the potatoes, while adding a little spicy bite! It's my theme and variation on Alton Brown's Chipotle Sweet Potatoes...

Spicy Whipped Sweet Potatoes

6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 T. unsalted butter
4 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 T. adobo sauce from peppers
2 T. honey
2 T. heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 c. toasted pine nuts


Put cubed potatoes on baking sheet that has been covered with foil or parchment paper. Roast at 375 for about 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are lightly caramelized and fork tender. Place cooked cubes in mixing bowl, add butter and whip until potatoes begin to break up. Add peppers, sauce, honey, cream and salt and whip until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve immediately.

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