Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Here's a super-simple and savory side dish that combines sweet potatoes and red potatoes. This would be a terrific substitute for regular mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving or anytime, for that matter. The chives add a nice hint of onion without being overpowering. If you have some cooked, crumbled bacon on hand, it would be a nice addition. I served this side with Fried Chicken Tenders and Chopped Apple Salad. (I know we eat this salad all the time, but it’s so good!) Enjoy!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2 red potatoes, cut into cubes
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. dried chives

1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil, and add salt to water. Cook until potatoes are tender; drain and return to pan. Mash potatoes, and stir in buttermilk until desired consistently. Add in butter and chives, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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