Whipped Chipotle sweet potatoes

Lynnda Cloutier


You can use a little more chili paste than the recipe calls for, but if your guests aren't wild for spicy foods, keep it under control. You can add a little cinnamon, crème fraiche, and maple syrup if you like. this minimalist adaptation is dynamite, though. Once you've tasted it, all other sweet potato dishes will seem wimpy. You can make this dish a day ahead, then bake it on the day you serve it. It's always wonderful with ham and roast pork. Serves8 to 10 source unknown

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5 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 tbsp. minced chipotle chiles in adobo or to taste, mashed to a paste
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon size pieces, room temperature
1 tsp. salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Adjust rack to middle and preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with foil and butter a shallow 2 quart glass or ceramic baking dish
Pierce each potato several times with a fork, place on baking sheet and bake til very soft,1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove potatoes from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350.
When potatoes are cool enough to handle, halve them and scoop flesh into a bowl. beat potatoes, chile paste, butter and salt with mixer on medium speed just til smooth. Spread in prepared baking dish. Bake til hot, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve at once.
Small cans of chipotle chiles in adobo are found in some supermarkets and many ethnic markets. The easiest way to use them is to puree contents in food processor. Keep any leftover puree in small glass jar in refrigerator. It's great stirred into mayonnaise for a dip or sandwich spread, used in marinades or added to soup that need livening up.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes