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RECIPE #5314 - TAMMY ALGOOD'S MASHED MAPLE SWEET POTATOES, Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 05:42:38-04

Yield: 8 servings
4 pounds sweet potatoes
6 sprigs thyme
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place two pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil on jellyroll pans and add half the potatoes to each sheet. Add 3 thyme sprigs to each half. Fold up the foil and crimp the edges to seal tightly. Roast for about 2 hours or until a thin skewer inserted into the potatoes shows no resistance. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow to slightly brown. Remove from the heat and add the salt and syrup. Set aside. Peel the potatoes and discard the skins. Add to a bowl of an electric mixer along with the butter mixture. Whip until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add more salt if desired and serve warm.