Delicious mashed potatoes… they are such a crowd-pleaser, especially when cooking for children but they aren’t too good for our waistlines!
We recently hosted a lunch for a large group of adults who were all on healthy eating and fitness programmes (including myself!) so I needed a menu that was healthy, but also great for a larger crowd. Sweet potatoes are abundant at the moment, so I knew they had to feature and set about finding the perfect mash recipe... and I couldn’t find anything.
I decided to adapt the Mashed Potato recipe in the Thermomix™ Everyday Cookbook – and here it is. Please note this is a recipe cooked in a Thermomix™, but don’t let that put you off! It could easily be adapted by cooking the potatoes in a pan and mashing with a stick blender.
I add Pure Cinnamon Essential Oil for extra flavour – it's totally optional but once you've tried it, you won't go back to the plain version!
1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
250g almond milk (can be substituted by cow’s milk or another milk substitute, if you prefer)
Toothpick swirl pure cinnamon essential oil (if additional seasoning is preferred)
Place the potatoes and milk into a Thermomix™ bowl, season with salt and/or cinnamon as desired.
Cook for 18-20 minutes at 100°C degrees on Speed 1. (Ensure the potatoes are cooked prior to mashing.)
Insert Butterfly into Thermomix™ bowl. Add the butter and cinnamon essential oil then mash for 20 seconds on Speed 3.
And that’s it – easy-peasy and much healthier and easier to digest than traditional mash!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP: When cooking with essential oils, please ensure they are pure and suitable for use in food. Pure essential oils are potent, so you only need to add a toothpick swirl for flavour (simply dip your toothpick in the bottle, then swirl the toothpick in your dish).