Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a mashed sweet potatoes recipe that would push the deep, earthy sweetness to the fore and produce a silky puree with enough body to hold its shape while sitting on a fork. Braising the sweet potatoes in a mixture of butter and heavy cream gave our mashed sweet potatoes richness. Adding salt brought out their delicate flavor, and just a teaspoon of sugar bolstered their sweetness.