Sweet potatoes laced with bourbon, butter, and cream--what could be better?
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup half-and-half
How to Make It
Place garlic and potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 18 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
Return pan to medium-high heat. Add butter; cook 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in bourbon and sugar; bring to a simmer. Return potato mixture to pan. Stir in salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half.