Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes
A sweet side dish from Barack Obama's inaugural luncheon.
Yield: 2 Quarts
- 3 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 Tbsp. of brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. of molasses
- 1 tsp. of ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.
Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot. By hand or mixer smash potatoes until smooth and all large chunks are gone.
Combine the potatoes, butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until well combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Can be made one day ahead.
Source: Today Show
See the rest of Barack Obama's Inauguration Menu.