Mashed Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Mashed coconut sweet potatoes

This mashed Coconut Sweet Potatoes are another level of deliciousness. I have had mashed sweet potatoes in the past with other spices and cream; courtesy cooking school. So one fateful day, I decided to try out my own recipe; I didn’t have milk in the fridge but I had some coconut milk so I decided to substitute that for cream/cow milk.

It turned out delicious, the mellow flavour of the coconut milk and the sweetness of the potatoes blend so well together. This side dish can be enjoyed with a simple sauce or stew like Nigerian Tomato Stew or a simple stir fry veggie sauce. 

And for parents, this is something a very attractive baby and child friendly recipe. You can use any kind of sweet potato but I prefer the white fleshed sweet potatoes; the orange fleshed one falls apart too easily.

Enjoy making this and share your feedback.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large size sweet potatoes
  • I/2 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dry ginger, optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil

METHOD 

  1. In a medium sized pot boil the potatoes, (I boil mine with the skin on, I feel it’s easier and much faster to take off the skin after boiling) till they are soft enough or till a fork passes through easily.
  2. Take off potato skins (you don’t need to do this if you already took the skin off before boiling them; in a medium sized bowl place potatoes, spices, oil and milk.
  3. Using a fork or potato masher; mash the potatoes till you get your desired softness; I enjoy having a few chunks in mine. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
  4. Serve with your favourite sauce; since the mash is sweet; it will pair well with a spicy sauce like tomato stew or beef sauce.

 

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