Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Hubby and I went to Maine for a weekend with friends. We had a blast hanging out on the mountains, falling on our butts while learning to snowboard, and just chilling with friends. The group was 18 people and we stayed in a huge house with a very large kitchen. I was in charge of dinner for Saturday night. I’ve never cooked for 18 people before but it worked out well. I made one crockpot of pulled pork, one crockpot of Italian beef, 10 pounds of mashed sweet potatoes, and a double batch of 7-layer salad. In case you’re wondering, I used about 14 pounds of meat in the crockpots for 18 people. There was a little leftover that people made into sandwiches the next day.

I saw these mashed sweet potatoes pop up a few places in my Google Reader just after the Inauguration. They’re the same recipe that was served at the Inauguration luncheon on January 20th! They are very tasty.

Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes – from The 2009 Inauguration Luncheon – serves 6
3 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.

Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot.By hand or mixer, smash potatoes until all large chunks are gone. Combine the potatoes, butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until all lumps are gone. Adjust any of the seasonings to your specific tastes. Can be made the day before.

I’m submitting this post in the Bookmarked Recipes blogging event, which is being hosted by Joelen this week.

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5 Responses to “Sugar Snap Pea Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — July 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Finally, a picnic salad that goes with my low-carb diet that I keep cheating on! Hehe. Seriously, I am stuck with so many pasta or potato salads. One that’s totally veggie based is a godsend. And I love sugar snap peas!

    • beantownbaker — July 19th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

      I try to eat low carb as much as possible and it can be so tough in the summer. With all the buns for grilled food and pasta/potato salads – it just gets to be too much.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh how tasty!! I love sugar snap peas 🙂 this salad looks wonderful!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — July 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Yum, this salad looks great. I would love this as a side for a summer BBQ

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    Aggie — July 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a huge lover of sugar snap peas – I come home with a jumbo bag of them everytime I go to Costco! Will have to try this next time, looks so delicious!

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