Smoky Spicy Lime Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Adapted from a side dish of the winner of the 46th National Chicken Cooking Contest. Goes especially well with pork. You can increase the chiles/adobo if you prefer it spicier.

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  1. Simmer sweet potatoes, uncovered, over medium heat until fork tender, about 15 minutes. If foaming occurs, skim off top of water.
  2. In a bowl combine oil, chile, adobo sauce, cumin, and lime juice and zest.
  3. Drain sweet potatoes, reserving 3 tablespoons of the cooking water (be careful not to burn yourself).
  4. Mash sweet potatoes with cooking water. Mix spices in until well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve.