Thanksgiving is one of the most colorful meals of the year, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Not only do all of the foods make for a beautiful table, but they also result in a seriously delicious culinary adventure. One of our favorite foods is of course sweet potatoes. Not only are they chockfull of good nutrients such as calcium, potassium, vitamins A and C, but they are also an affordable option for any feast (holiday or otherwise).
Innkeeper and certified culinary professional Chef Monika Sudakov of Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, IL, known for its big city dining experiences in a small town atmosphere (complete with cooking classes), hosts an annual Turkey Day celebration that is a do-not-miss event for guests and locals alike. One of the specialties attendees get to savor are her Whipped Sweet Potatoes. Don’t worry! Because even if you can’t make it to the inn, now you can still enjoy this delectable side dish on your own.
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces
- Pinch Salt and Pepper
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
- ¼-1/2 cup heavy cream
- ¼-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 head roasted garlic
- Place sweet potato pieces in a pot and cover with cold water.
- Season with a good pinch of salt and place on a burner over high heat.
- Bring to a boil and allow to simmer uncovered for approximately 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Remove from heat and drain.
- Season the potatoes with salt, pepper and honey.
- Add butter, cream, parmesan cheese and all of the roasted garlic.
- Mash until smooth and creamy, adjusting amounts of salt, pepper, honey and parmesan to taste.
- : Don’t place in a food processor or the sweet potatoes will become gummy. This recipe yields approximately 8 servings.