Sweet potatoes are having their moment in the sun after many years of association with only Thanksgiving side dishes and Southern pie. People have grown to love these lovely orange tubers that taste slightly sweet and delicious in all types of applications, from fries to savory, stuffed versions to taco filling. Sweet potatoes are amazing!
If you have never made mashed sweet potatoes, what are you waiting for? They are good. So good, in fact, that you may choose to eat these over white potatoes next time.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. whole milk
Salt and pepper
Fresh parsley, for garnish
Bring a large pot of water to boil on high heat. Add the potatoes, reduce heat to a low boil and cook for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the butter and milk slowly until the desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper. Top with parsley.