Sweet Potato Mash With Caramelised Onions

"A little something I whipped up as a side for dinner which we all enjoyed."
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  • 3 onions (brown medium)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 lb sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 12 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Peel onions, cut in half and finely slice so you have half moon shaped circles.
  • Put into a medium frypan and drizzle with oil and massage the oil in to break up the half rings.
  • Cover frypan and cook over a low to moderate heat giving a stir occasionally until a nice golden colour (about 30 to 40 minutes), the longer you take the sweeter the onion will be.
  • Put sweet potatoes in a pot of cold water and season with a little salt and bring to the boil and cook till tender.
  • When potatoes are cook, drain and give a good shake, put in butter and mash (I used a potato masher) till you get the consistency you like (I like a slightly lumpy texture).
  • Add your caramelised onions and mix in well (I just used a fork) and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Chef Buggsy Mate
    Made this for dinner a couple of nights ago... did a single serving since I'm now the only one in that eats sweet potatoes. I really enjoyed how the caramelized onions perked things up. I prefer my sweet potato savory...no brown sugar or marshmallows, so this is a perfect recipe for me. I did make one tiny change, and that was to add about a Tbs. of milk as well to the potato when mashing it. Will definitely be making this again in the future as a side for chicken, turkey or fish. Thanks for sharing this recipe I'm Pat. Made and reviewed for the August 2013 AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.
    These are so good! I love sweet potatoes and caramelised onions so putting them together was perfect. Made as written and served with meatloaf. Definately going to make these again! Made for Zaar Stars.
  3. NurseJaney
    *Made for Australia/NZ Swap # 59* Sweet potatoes cooked in record time and onions caramelized when ready to serve. This is a new delicious method for us, since we mostly bake. A great Winter-time dish. Thanks for posting, Pat.
  4. Debbwl
    As fans of caramelized onions and sweet potatoes both we thought this was delicious. I made as written and we all cleaned up every last bite. Thanks so much for the tasty side.
  5. JustJanS
    We enjoyed this thanks Pat. I added in some garlic after the onion was caramelised and wish I'd had some parsley or lemon thyme to finish the dish of with.


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