Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Raisins

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

From The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, posted for ZWT III for North Africa and the Middle East. The original recipe does not call for any sweetener, but I felt it needed just a touch of brown sugar and a hint of heat.

Top Review by NYCDietitian

sooo delicious. i decreased the butter to 4 Tbs and it was more than enough and1 also decreased the cayene to 1/4 tsp. i will be making this for thanksgiving!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into pieces.
  2. Boil in salted for about 15-20 minutes, until soft.
  3. Drain and mash with a fork.
  4. Add butter, salt and pepper, ginger and cinnamon, (and cayenne and/or brown sugar if desired) and beat well.
  5. Add the drained raisins.

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