Emeril's Bourbon-Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions

READY IN: 16mins
Recipe by jody 5

Goes prefect with Emeril's Root Beer Glazed Pork Chops. These sweet potatoes are so good. You can leave out the Bourbon if serving to kids--still tastes very good without the bourbon.

Top Review by rosslare

Very good with or without the onions. The sweet and savory combo is delicious, but not a must. I added some steak seasoning to the onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake until tender and starting to ooze sugary syrup, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on their size. Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle. Cut a slit down each potato and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Discard the skins.
  3. Add the cream, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, and salt; beat on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Cover to keep warm, or gently reheat before serving.
  4. Caramelized Onions:.
  5. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  6. Yield: 2 cups, 4 to 6 servings.

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