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Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

October/November 2005

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (77 votes)

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



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

6 Reviews for Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

06/23/2013
Anonymous
Agree: better without the cumin

First time I made this, I only used half of the recipe for cumin, and I still found it to be the dominant flavor of the dish. Definitely better without the cumin.

Doubling the maple syrup also makes the dish a bit sweeter, and it only adds about 100 cal more to entire dish (not to each portion), so you're still good.

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07/05/2012
Anonymous
Unspiced Is Better

This recipe makes flavorful mashed sweet potatoes, but my husband and I find that the flavor of sweet potatoes needs no enhancement; we prefer them plain. Still, this dish goes well with Fine Cooking's Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage, Capers, and Herb Slaw.

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02/26/2010

i let them bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, they were delicious! My family loved it!

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01/03/2010
Anonymous

First, I would recommend roasting the sweet potatoes at 400F for 40-50 min on a foil lined baking pan. I also rubbed mine with some olive oil. Second, I tasted the potatoes before adding the ground cumin seeds and after and I would recommend omitting them. I thought the flavor was better without it.

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11/21/2009
Anonymous

I found that 1hr at 350 was not nearly enough, I left the potatoes in for about 1hr 20 mins, and they still weren't cooked all the way. I ended up microwaving to finish the job. Most recipes suggest baking sweet potatoes at 400 degrees, so I think 350 was just too low. But it tasted pretty good in the end!

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