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Sweet Potato Puree (Sweetly Simple)

Sweet Potato Puree (Sweetly Simple)
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Sweet potato puree can be made for various palates. I know when I hear the word “puree,” I think of baby food. That’s not the only way a puree can be enjoyed, though!

I’d never branched out too far, in terms of trying new dishes, until my recent years. Seriously, anytime I went to a family reunion, I’d walk away with a plate full of mac & cheese and other pasta salads. Nothing else. I didn’t trust anything I couldn’t identify, especially if it was mushy. When you freak out about texture like I do, it’s very hard to try new things!

Rest easy with me. Since I’m skeptical, I always analyze a few different recipes before making my own. I like to look at all the ingredients and methods. Then I can decide if my palate can handle it or not! That’s also why I like to make my recipes so general, because if you’re really picky, you need the freedom to alter everything to taste!

I also don’t have a food processor due to lack of space. I have a trusty potato masher, though. This is my food processor. If you have patience and a good place to mash, you can make a sweet potato puree without extra electronics as well.

The Only Things We Need:

  • Potato masher
  • 1 or more sweet potatoes.
  • A knife to peel and chunk the potatoes into small pieces.
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • A medium saucepan
  • A strainer
  • A bowl or saucepan to mash and puree the potatoes in.

I love using local honey because I have a lot of seasonal allergies. I think it adds a nice texture to a lot of things, too.

To Prepare:

  1. In the medium-sized saucepan, cover the peeled and cut potatoes (only slightly) with water.
  2. Bring them to a boil, for about 7-15 minutes, or until they’re tender when pricked.
  3. Strain them when they’ve reached a nice tenderness.
  4. Puree (mash until they’re mush!) them with the honey and butter.
  5. When they’re nice and pureed (by hand), season them with the salt & pepper (and anything else you think would be delicious).
  6. Enjoy.

If you wish to make more than one, just increase the measurements to your needs. I also hear a tangy, spicy sweet potato puree is good. I think, for now, I mostly enjoy my sweet potatoes completely sweet. I’m sure I’ll venture off in another direction with them, soon!

 

About Brittany Davidson

Brittany is the main writer and content creator for Food Questions. She believes life is worth living if you're constantly learning, enjoying, and admiring things. Passion is her backbone and she tries not to do anything without it. Sharing information is as valuable as sharing a smile, Brittany says.

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