MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC, COCONUT MILK AND CILANTRO

MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC, COCONUT MILK AND CILANTRO (for four)

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

½ cup well shaken canned coconut milk

1 teaspoon sugar

1 small garlic clove, minced

¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large or 3 medium-small potatoes), peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices

pinch ground black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced


  1. Combine coconut milk, salt to taste, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes and sweet potatoes in a 3 to 4-quart saucepan. Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork, 35 to 45 minutes.  (You can double the recipe and prepare it in a Dutch oven, but remember that you will need to double the cooking time as well).
  1. Off heat, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with a potato masher for a chunky consistency, or transfer mixture to a food mill or ricer and process it into a warmed serving bowl for a silky, smooth consistency. Stir in black pepper and cilantro and serve.  (Potatoes may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.  Reheat, covered, in a 350* oven about 30 minutes.)

 

 

from Here in America’s Test Kitchen

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s