Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Plantains

30 Jan

Let these shine as is, don’t gussy them up too many with spices.

Serves 8

3 medium yams or sweet potatoes (about 3#), peeled and cut into 1″ chunks
3 moderately ripe plantains, peeled, cut in one inch chunks
2 Tbsp Earth Balance or coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt
(1/2 tsp chili powder)
(1/4 tsp ginger)

-In a pot with a steamer tray, add water to just above the bottom of the steamer tray and bring to simmer.
-Put the sweet potatoes at the bottom of the tray and the plantains on the top.
-Steam for 30-40 minutes, until very soft.
-Drain well and place in mixer bowl with EB/coconut milk and salt.
-Cream on medium-high speed until mostly smooth.
-Season to taste, adding spices sparingly.


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