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🍠 Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
6 55 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🍠 2.5 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 🧅 4 shallots
  • 🫒 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 🧂 0.75 tsp salt
  • 🌿 8 sprigs thyme
  • 🧈 3 Tbsp butter
  • 🧂 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 🥛 0.25 cup whole milk

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 fork
  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 medium skillet
  • 1 bowl

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Heat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 400°F. Pierce the sweet potatoes several times with the tines of a fork. Place them on a sheet pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until very tender.

Step 2

While the potatoes bake, caramelize the shallots: thinly slice the shallots into rings. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring often, for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender and caramelized. Pull the thyme leaves from their sprigs and stir into the shallots. Remove from the heat.

Step 3

Cut open the potatoes and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add the butter, black pepper, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mash. Add the whole milk and mash until creamy. If you want them a little creamier, add a little more milk.

Step 4

Serve the sweet potatoes topped with the caramelized shallots.

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