1.a plant, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots.
Sorry for being so slow with lately. I have such ups and downs with my cooking. I can go a couple of weeks where I HAVE to try new things and I spend hour looking up recipes. Then comes a week or two where cooking is the last thing on my mind and I really don’t want to do it and I end up having really simple/boring food. I’m been there for a little while now, but I feel like I’m sort of getting interested again.
Sweet potato is slowly starting to get recognized here in Norway. I first go to try it a couple of years ago and it took me a few tries to get used to the taste of it. It’s the same consistency as potato, but it’s sweet. Really, it’s actually sweet. It’s much more healthy than potato so go ahead and try it!
Start with a sweet potato mash.
Grab a couple of sweet potatoes (the ones in the picture are huge and made enough for 4 people).
Chop them up into suitable pieces and toss them into cold water. Remember that with root vegetables you have to boil them up with the water and not put them in after the water has started to boil like with other vegetables.
After it’s super soft you drain the water and start mashing. Add butter, milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Don’t be too heavy on the milk at first so you don’t make it too wet, add as you go. Same with the spices. Keep tasting everything you make!
Healthy yum! :)