Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion

Published December 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

While developing our creamy Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion recipe, we found that the right temperature and the right slice were key. We thinly sliced the sweet potatoes and cooked them covered, on the stovetop, on low heat with a small amount of butter and cream. The low… read more

While developing our creamy Herb Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion recipe, we found that the right temperature and the right slice were key. We thinly sliced the sweet potatoes and cooked them covered, on the stovetop, on low heat with a small amount of butter and cream. The low heat allowed the potatoes in our recipe to release their liquid, which produced the steam that cooked them.

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Serves 4 to 6

This recipe can be doubled and prepared in a Dutch oven, but the cooking time will need to be doubled as well. If you prefer, substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme for the thyme sprig (but do not remove in step 2).

Ingredients

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