These Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes use white sweet potatoes and herbs for the best balance of savory and sweet. You won't miss white potatoes at all with this Sugar Free, Dairy Free alternate.
In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the holiday that truly showcases food, especially potatoes. Before white potatoes became Whole 30 approved(and furthered my french fry obsession), I developed a fondness for sweet potatoes. Mashed, medallions, fries, any way you serve it. This side dish puts Jersey Sweet Potatoes on display. This is a variety of white sweet potato, which tends to be slightly sweeter but milder in flavor than an "orange" sweet potato. They can be a bit more difficult to come across in stores; however, I picked these up at my local Jewel-Osco, evidence that you won't have to search a specialty store for them!
Two other common varieties of white sweet potato are Hannah and Oriental (aka Japanese). If you are unable to find any white sweet potato, you can use substitute regular white potato. Any of these will work, I just happen to have access to the Jersey variety. The subtlety of the white sweet potato pairs nicely with the herbs and seasoning in this dish to give a bold, but understated, taste. If you are looking to test a new dish at dinner, perhaps even for Thanksgiving, may I suggest this?
- 2-2.5 lbs (3 lg) white sweet potato
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbs butter, ghee or oil
- 3/4 tsp dried savory
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste