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Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

October/November 2005

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Chile powder, cumin and ginger combined with a touch of maple syrup create a spicy-sweet flavor addition to a traditional Thanksgiving player.



READER'S COMMENT:
"i let them bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, they were delicious! My family loved it! "
Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Makes: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, (4-5 large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pierce each sweet potato in several places with a fork. Place directly on the oven rack and roast until soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer to a cutting board; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Slip off the skins and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch slices; transfer to a large bowl. Add butter. Smash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher or fork until fluffy but some lumps remain. Add maple syrup, chili powder, ground cumin, ginger, salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Toast cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Grind in a spice mill or blender into a fine powder.

Nutrition

Per serving: 113 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 243 mg sodium; 468 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (360% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1.5 starch



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Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Roast
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Fall
Winter
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
October/November 2005

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