Valentine’s (pt2)…My sweeter than banana sweet potato mash

So, after doing the big dinner and featuring on 9jafoodie.com(yay!). I decided to do a little more.
I went into my kitchen and tada! I found some sweet potatoes, so I decided to whip up a sweet sweet potato mash. So if you are really not sure what to make for Valentine’s, or you just don’t have the time to cook, this is really an easy one to two person dinner. It’s not too heavy and you will have room for dessert while you catch a movie.
Come on! It’s valentine. Indulge!

Let’s get right to it.

For this recipe I used the following( you may increase the amount of Ingredients accordingly)
*2 medium to large sweet potatoes (yellow or orange)
*1/2-1cup of milk(for #fitfam you may use fat free to skimmed milk)
*1tbsp of unsalted cooking butter
*a pinch of salt
*a pinch of black pepper
*one medium sized garlic clove(smashed)
*1tsp of maple syrup (optional)
*Green onion or a scallion to garnish and serve.

For the gravy
*2tbsps of butter
*2tbsps of flour
*1tsp of black pepper
*Salt to taste
1/2 a cup of milk

Method:
1. Wash sweet potatoes with a strong sponge to remove dirt and dust and cut into tiny pieces.
2. Bring water and salt to boil in a large pot.
3.Add sweet potatoes and cook until soft
4.Puree sweet potatoes in a food processor or mash with a potato masher.
season with all the ingredients. Garnish with green onion or scallions to serve

*Ps…please eye ball how much milk you use, so you do not have a watery mash.

For Gravy:
In a sauce pan. Heat some butter add the flour  and stir quickly to mix and smoothen the flour and butter paste; then pour in your milk to get your desired consistency. Season with black pepper and salt

I served mine with grilled shrimp.
You may serve your’s like I did, or with my game day tangy chicken. Recipe here.

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Bon a petite and have a Happy Valentine’s!

Nmajewel
#chefnma

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