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Rainbow Sweet Potato Mash with Rosemary Almond Crumble

25 Nov Rainbow Sweet Potato Mash with Rosemary Almond Crumble

Rainbow Sweet Potato Mash with Rosemary Almond Crumble
Serves 6
Ok, I promise this is my last Sweet Potato recipe for a while (the're just so amazing!), but I just couldn't end my sweet potato kick without sharing a recipe using my favorite variety: the purple sweet potato. The vibrant color is stunning and all natural, and comes from the same pigment that makes cherries and strawberries red. They have a rich, almost winy flavor and are denser and drier than regular sweet potatoes (so they need a little extra moisture added when serving). This super simple recipe will wow your Thanksgiving guests with the bright colors of both the purple sweet potatoes and the more common orange fleshed variety. The almond crumble is a tasty and nutritious alternative to the standard marshmallow topping, but to please those more traditional minded folks at your table you can throw some mini mallows in (before you add the almond crumble) and place under the broiler for 2 minutes to brown! Have a delicious Thanksgiving!
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato
  2. 2 Large Purple Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
  3. 1 Cup Almonds, Roughly Chopped
  4. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  5. 3-4 Tablespoons Butter or Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  6. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  7. ½ Teaspoon of Sea Salt
Make Your Sweet Potatoes
  1. Wrap in aluminum foil, twisting at the ends. Make a foil ring slightly smaller than the base of your potato. Place wrapped potato on the ring. (see a little roasting with rings tutorial here). Roast in a 400 degree oven, until easily pierced with a fork, about 30-45 minutes based on potato size. Unwrap and cool until you don’t burn your hands when touching it. Peel.
  2. In two separate bowls, mash each sweet potato with a potato masher. The orange sweet potato will be moist enough to leave as is. The purple sweet potato will need a little added moisture, so mix in 1-2 tablespoons of room temperature butter.
Make almond crumble
  1. Combine butter, honey and rosemary in a small skillet. Melt, add almonds and cook for about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.
Assemble
  1. Spoon orange sweet potato into the center of serving dish. Spoon purple sweet potato around the outside. Top with almond crumble and serve!
Notes
  1. There are purple sweet potatoes with white flesh and with purple flesh, be sure to ask before you buy. In Los Angeles, you can find purple sweet potatoes at the farmers market (they always have them at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays) and at your local Japanese market (I consistently find them at Mitsuwa). If you can't find them, you can use a variety of the different flesh colored yams and sweet potatoes available to you!
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