Monday, November 22, 2010

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

What a simple and tasty side dish that is so full of flavor! With only five total ingredients, this dish is easy to prepare. The chipotle pepper gives just a hint of spicy flavor, a nice contrast against the sweet potatoes. I served mine with pan-seared salmon, but this side dish would also go well with chicken or pork tenderloin. Delish!

Source: Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Alton Brown


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 whole canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped

1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can of peppers

½ teaspoon salt


Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add butter to potatoes and mash with potato masher. Add peppers, sauce, and salt and continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

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