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A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!

Buttery White Sweet Potato Mash with Cilantro & Orange Zest

A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 244 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb white sweet potatoes (450 g), peeled and chopped
  • ½ fresh orange
  • a handful fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add both the chopped sweet potato and garlic to a large pan and then fill with cold tap water until fully submerged. Add a pinch of salt.

    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  2. Place the pan over high heat. In the meantime take the zest off the orange: try to cut the zest into thick strips. This will make it easier to remove these bits later on once the potatoes are cooked. Then add the zest to the potatoes in the pan. You don’t need the rest of the orange.
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  3. Bring the potatoes to a good boil. Then turn the heat lower to medium and put a lid on the pan. Cook the potatoes for 10 to 12 minutes until totally soft and smooth. Then remove the orange zest (don’t discard it yet, keep it aside for later).
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  4. Strain the cooked sweet potato.
    Fresh cilantro, orange zest and butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  5. Then transfer the sweet potatoes back to the pan and add half of the unsalted butter. Also chop up some of the cooked orange zest (you should add about a tablespoon of it). Season with a pinch of pepper and salt.
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  6. Mash the potatoes up until the butter is nicely incorporated. Then chop up the fresh cilantro and add it to the potato mash.
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  7. Stir the mash well and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper, salt, butter or chopped up orange zest to taste if necessary.
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!
  8. Scoop the sweet potato mash onto plates or into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with extra pepper, salt, chopped orange zest and fresh cilantro. Serve hot.
    A handful of fresh cilantro, some grated orange zest and a knob of butter... this white sweet potato mash is a savory flavor bomb!