Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapeños that come canned in adobo sauce and can be found in most grocery stores. Maiya warns, "They have tremendous flavor and a lot of heat—a little goes a long way."

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3 pounds fresh sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 to 2 Tbsp. minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
Salt to taste

Preparation

1. Bring sweet potatoes and salted water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup water.

2. Return potatoes to Dutch oven. Add butter, minced peppers, and cream; mash with a potato masher, adding reserved water, a little at a time, for desired consistency. Season with salt to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Note:

Maiya Keck,

November 2010
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