Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- 2 lbs Yukon potatoes (7 medium), peeled
- 1 lb sweet potatoes (2 medium), peeled
- 1 small onion peeled and halved
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 Tbsp sea salt
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted, hot
- 3 Tbsp sour cream
- 4 oz bacon chopped
- 1 Tbsp chives chopped, to garnish
Peel and dice yukon and sweet potatoes into 1/2" cubes, then place them in a large pot. Add halved onion, 2 bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves, and enough water to cover potatoes then place over medium/high heat.
When potatoes start to boil, add 1/2 Tbsp salt then reduce heat to med-low, partially cover and cook for 10-12 min. Potatoes are done when easily pierced with a knife. Remove and discard onion, garlic and bay leaves and drain the potatoes.
Mash potatoes until uniform in color then mash in 4 Tbsp hot melted butter. Finally, add 2 heaping Tbsp of sour cream and mash until smooth. You can use a potato ricer or hand mixer to get it perfectly smooth if desired.
In a medium sauté pan, cook chopped bacon until golden brown then remove from heat. Sprinkle over the mashed potatoes and garnish with chives to serve.