Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Source: Cooks Illustrated, Nov. & Dec. 2002 Issue
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large or 3 medium potatoes), peeled and quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
Pinch of black pepper
(Note: It's important to cut the potatoes into even size slices so they cook at the same rate)
- Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar and sweet potatoes in a 3 - 4 quart saucepan; cook covered, over low heat. Stir occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork. 35- 45 minutes.
- Off heat, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher (I just use my small hand mixer and I've used regular butter and just reduced the salt a bit.) Serve.