Thursday, February 11, 2010

Citrus Sweet Potatoes

For a more intense flavor, bake whole sweet potatoes, instead of boiling them, at 350 for 1 ½ hours or until tender.

5 to 6 medium-size sweet potatoes
2 T light brown sugar
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T honey
½ t salt
1/8 t ground nutmeg
1/8 t ground cinnamon

1. Peel potatoes; cut into 1 inch pieces
2. Bring potatoes and water to cover to a boil in a large saucepan, and cook 12 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain and return potatoes to pan.
4. Add remaining ingredients. Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.

*I love sweet potatoes and will often enjoy them baked with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on them.  I used to crave them when I was pregnant and would have them as my lunch.  In other words, I was excited to try this recipe, but....high expectations often result in disappointment; it wasn't quite what I was hoping for.  I baked them in the oven and then peeled them with my fingers (they smelt so good!)  Unfortunately, the lime seemed out of place.  Also, I didn't have nutmeg, so I substituted the nutmeg and cinnamon with 1/4 t pumpkin pie seasoning.  We still ate them, but next time I'll just have them baked.

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