Recipe: Browned Butter Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Browned Butter Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes, from Cooking Light.
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Browned Butter Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes laced with bourbon, butter and cream - what could be better?

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup half-and-half


1. Place garlic and potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 18 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

2. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add butter; cook 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in bourbon and sugar; bring to a simmer. Return potato mixture to pan. Stir in salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half.

Nutritional Information:

Amount per serving

Calories: 208
Fat: 4.7g
Saturated fat: 2.9g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
Protein: 3.2g
Carbohydrate: 37g
Fiber: 5.2g
Cholesterol: 13mg
Iron: 1.1mg
Sodium: 301mg
Calcium: 72mg

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