foodchickie's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
This recipe is very easy to prepare. The steamed sweet potatoes have a great mouth feel and temper the chipotle pepper in a way that makes the dish more savory than spicy. Those of you who love a little heat will love this recipe. This recipe can be increased you suit your needs.
Just a note. Do not be fooled: Chipotles have a Scoville Unit Rating of 15,000 which 5,000 units hotter than your medium-hot Crushed Red.
Please remember to use gloves when cooking with chilies.
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- 2 large
- sweet potatoes (washed and peeled)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced)
- 1 tsp
- adobo sauce (from can)
1Cut washed and peeled sweet potatoes into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.
2Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and put in stock pot with water 1 inch below steamer basket. Cover and Steam over medium-high heat for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
3Take steamer basket with sweet potatoes out of stock pot and empty water.
4Turn heat to low and dump sweet potatoes into stock pot and add butter.
5Smash with potato masher slightly* then add chipotle pepper and adobo sauce and mix thoroughly with a spatula or wooden spoon.
*Potatoes will be slightly lumpy, you don't want them smooth (unless you like your sweet potatoes that way). Be sure the chipotle is mixed in well as you don't want a mouthful of this pepper.