Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sweet Potato Smash

On our recent summer vacation I had something similar to this twice.  I asked for the recipe at one restaurant and they shared it with me.  I made my own changes (as I always do) and came up with my own version.  I hit it on the first try.  This is one of the few ways my son will eat sweet potatoes.  He's not a big fan of them normally, but he really like this sweet potato smash.  This dish is very delicious, super easy to prepare and the leftovers are even better.

This recipe is paleo, clean eating & whole 30 compliant.

Sweet Potato Smash

2 medium or 3 smaller sweet potatoes
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel and cube sweet potatoes and put into a smaller saucepot.  Pour coconut milk over top and cook on medium heat for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are cooked through.
Before cooking

After cooking
Remove from heat.  (The coconut milk will have an orangeish color from the sweet potatoes.)  Mash with a potato masher until smooth then add your desired amount of cinnamon.  Start with just the 1/4 teaspoon and increase if you want.  Be careful with the cinnamon, too much and it will ruin your dish.

Enjoy with your favorite meat!  We had ours with grilled chicken, as pictured, but would be great with almost any kind of grilled meat.

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