Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

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  1. 1 batch of Caramelized Onions
  2. 1 1/2 lbs Okinawan sweet potatoes
  3. 2 1/2 T butter
  4. 1/4 c half and half
  5. 1 1/4 t sea salt
  6. freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Fill a medium-sized stock pot with cold water.
  2. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender (they should easily slide off fork prongs), about 15 minutes.
  3. Strain the potatoes and place them in a medium to large mixing bowl. Use a large fork or potato masher to mash them. (They can be as smooth or as chunky as you'd like.)
  4. Add the butter as soon as possible so that it melts into the hot potatoes.
  5. Then add the half and half, salt and pepper, and mix only until everything is incorporated.
  6. Serve with caramelized onions.

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Type of Food: Potato Dish,Vegetarian
Ethnicity/Origin: Japanese,Asian,Hawaiian
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Stovetop

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