Maple Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet potatoes are a versatile and delicious vegetable that can be prepared in countless ways. However, there’s something about the combination of sweet, earthy flavors and the rich, nutty crunch of walnuts that elevates sweet potato dishes to a whole new level. Add in some crispy streaky bacon, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a touch of sage, and you’ve got a recipe for a mouthwatering Maple Sweet Potato Mash that will have your taste buds singing.

This dish is perfect for a cozy night in, a holiday feast, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a show-stopping side dish.

So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 slices of streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6-8 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork.

  2. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the rendered fat in the pan.

  4. Add the cooked sweet potatoes to the skillet with the rendered bacon fat, and mash with a potato masher or fork.

  5. Stir in the maple syrup, butter, sage leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Once the sweet potato mash is smooth, fold in the toasted walnuts and crispy bacon.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Maple Sweet Potato Mash!

 

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