I saw this recipe at For The Love of Cooking hosted by Pam. Thank you Pam, this has become a favorite. I discovered this particular recipe several years ago and have made it many times since. You can click on the red lettering above to view the original. You can also click here to see more of Pam's delicious recipes.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes - 6 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
1/4 cup milk (I use 2%)
1 to 2 tablespoons butter, or to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked ground pepper, to taste
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
Put the sweet potatoes in a large pot, and add just enough cold water to cover them.
Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Place milk, butter, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and nutmeg in a glass bowl. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warmed.
Drain and return the potatoes to the pot and place on the stove with the burner turned on low, which will dry up any excess water.
Add the warmed milk mixture and mash with a hand mixer or beater until smooth. Taste and add more salt or nutmeg if needed.
Serve immediately and enjoy.