You guys are in for a REAL treat! Remember when I mentioned that I would be bringing you one of my fav fall recipes…? Well, here it is. Oh, and you’re welcome in advance.
Who doesn’t like sweet potatoes? I mean… they’re everywhere, on every menu, in every form: baked, mashed, fried… you name it. I for one love a good sweet potato, especially on a cold rainy day like today. It’s the ultimate G-Free comfort food.
Ya know what’s not comforting? Spending all day in the kitch when I have a to-do list a mile long. That’s why my favorite recipes are the ones I can whip up in no time, yet act like I’ve been slaving away over a hot stove. So here it is… my ultimate 10 minute sweet potato.
First, take your potato and scrub ‘a dub it. These are root veggies, aka they grow in the dirt, aka they’re kind of filthy. Next dry it off and with a sharp knife poke 3 holes in each side of your potato ( this lets it breathe while it’s heating ). Now, place your potato on a paper towel and microwave it for 5 minutes. Next, flip your potato upside-down and microwave for another 5. Carefully take your potato out of the microwave ( it’s going to be HOT ). Cut your potato in half and remove skin if desired.
If you prefer your potato sans skin it slips right off. If you’re like me, leave it on. The skin is seriously the best part. Sweet potatoes are packed with calcium, folate, potassium, beta-carotene ( an antioxidant that combats free radicals and is great for your skin ), and vitamins A & C. These nutrients totally thrive in the skin of the potato, so I say leave it on. With a fork, start mashing your potato.
Now it’s time to add some ghee! The nutrients in the potato are actually said to be more easily absorbed when consumed with a small amount of healthy fat. Adding ghee is perfect for this reason, plus it’s delish. Sprinkle a little pink himalayan salt and cinnamon to taste. Voila! You’ve just made yourself the perfect sweet potato.
Feeding the whole fam? Not in a crunch for time? Pop your potato( es ) in the oven for an hour instead of using the microwave. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be whipping these bad boys up for Thxgiving.<– Only one week away! Yay!