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Brown Sugar and Orange Zest Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Brown Sugar and Orange Zest Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar tightly packed
  • fresh zest from 2 medium-large oranges
  • 6 large yams (around 4 pounds) peeled and cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar tightly packed
  • fresh zest from 2 medium-large oranges
  • 6 large yams (around 4 pounds) peeled and cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar and the fresh zest from 2 medium-large oranges. Use your fingers to rub the zest into the sugar; this will help release oils from the zest that will infuse your sugar with flavor. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large stock pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Add the yams, and let boil for 12 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce through one of the chunks. Drain immediately using a colander, and let stand undisturbed in the colander for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, brown the butter. Place 3/4 cup unsalted butter in a medium, light-colored heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Whisk gently, as it continues to melt — the butter will become foamy and bubbly. After about 4 to 5 minutes, you should see brown bits start to appear at the bottom of the pan. The butter should be a golden color and emit a delicious, nutty aroma. Remove from heat immediately, and whisk for another 30 seconds before setting on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Transfer the sweet potatoes (from the 2nd step) into a large bowl. Pour the browned butter (from the 3rd step) over the potatoes, along with 3 tablespoons whole milk, and 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Sprinkle the orange zest and sugar mixture (from the 1st step) over the potatoes. Toss the ingredients with a rubber spatula to ensure that the sugar is spread evenly throughout the potatoes, and finish by beating the potatoes with a handheld electric mixer or an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. Serve warm, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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