Growing up we always just baked sweet potatoes, added butter, salt and pepper, and served. After I married Bloodhound I learned the southern tradition of making sweet potato soufflé, and it is on my Thanksgiving table every year (minus the marshmallows...yuck). After exploring a few different recipes, I decided that the sweet side of a sweet tater doesn't have to be played up, rather it does well when contrasted. I settled on the following combination of ingredients and this dish was a tasty addition to my Pork Chops with Onion Gravy. Give it a try and don't skimp on the gravy...it is delicious on the mashed sweet potatoes.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
5 medium size sweet potatoes (I didn't weigh mine, but they weren't skinny or extremely big, though)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2-3 tablespoons milk
Cook sweet potatoes in microwave until soft. Scoop out insides and mash. Continue mashing/stirring and add the rest of the ingredients. The amount of milk needed will vary depending on how moist the taters are. Combine ingredients thoroughly and serve warm.
This recipe is linked at "Things that may you say, "Mmmm!" and Life as Mom.