My husband and I tried this at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney world, which is an absolutely marvelous buffet of African food. We loved it. I tried to get the waiter to sneak me the recipe to no avail. But he would tell me the ingredients, so I had to work out the proportions myself. It's pretty close.
- Ready In:
- 1 lb white potato, skinned
- 1 lb orange sweet potatoes, skinned
- 1⁄4 lb butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- Cube and boil the potatoes until done (they'll be fork-tender).
- Drain very well; add butter.
- Mash by hand or in an electric mixer. You want them to get very smooth, and a little bit starchy.
- Stir in the spices and sugar.
- Enjoy with marinated grilled meat or vegetables.
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The ingredients are great together, just not in the proportions listed. I can see how some people might like it that heavy in spices, but not me. I will try this recipe again with the same amount of potatoes and butter, but change the spices to 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon, a solid pinch of cardamom and 1/8 cup sugar. I would not make this recipe as written, but it could end up being a nice change for the family with some work. Thanks for posting.
OK, OK, so I don't know the difference between a yam (actually NOT a sweet potato) & an orange sweet potato (what I've ALWAYS called a yam!) but I do know what I like, & that's this darker orange thingie! So, this recipe caught my eye, & I'm so glad it did! Still, I probably spoiled it for some chefs, 'cause I COULDN'T bring myself to peel the potatoes! Instead I diced them small before steaming them & mashing them, & LOVED the added taste the peel gave! It seems that French Tart & I are on the same track when it comes to chutneys & preserves, 'cause less than a week ago I ordered a couple of bottles of Mrs Balls Chutney from Amazon.com & got it 2 days ago! Anway, I served some of her peach chutney with this, & IT IS OUTSTANDING! Thanks much for a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed while touring Africa on Zaar's World Tour 4]