Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins

A Caribbean-inspired recipe using white sweet potatoes. They can be found in markets specializing in Latino, Caribbean/African, or Mexican food staples. White sweet potatoes go by several names: boniato and batata to name a few. White yams can also be substituted (called poona-or Ghanian yam.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub and peel the sweet potatoes. Place in a bowl of salted water to halt oxidation.
  2. Cut into large 2" chunks. In large stock pot, place the sweet potatoes and bring water to boil.
  3. Cook, covered for 25-30 minutes or until very tender.
  4. Drain well and return to the stock pot. Add the remaining ingredients, reserving 2 teaspoons fresh chives for garnish. Mash the mixture with a potato masher and then fluff with a fork.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot. Delightful served alongside curry dishes for balance of flavor and soothing of palate.