Sweet Potatoe Puree with Crystallized Ginger and My Secret Day…


Hi everyone. Such a busy day today. Let me run through my list of things to make sure I did them all:

Have a photo shoot of me at my house for a magazine feature I will be in , make-up, hair and photography crew getting here at 7:30AM while most kids still asleep-CHECK!

Drop off friend for his vasectomy-CHECK!

Make a big dinner for family and friends (btw, those are two of my lovely sisters in the picture above) for the Jewish New Year tonight: some dips, roast chicken, sweet potato puree with crystallized ginger, salad, apple pie (see cute daughter in video below helping), and honey cake from Hope’s fundraiser from previous post-CHECK!

I know you are all dying to know the details of above so I won’t keep you in suspense….the ingredients for the Sweet Potato puree with Crystallized Ginger are :-):

Sweet Potatoe Puree with Crystallized Ginger:

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled cut into one inch chunks and steamed until tender. Let cool
6 TBS butter separated into 4 and 2 TBS
1/2 cup -1 cup milk or heavy cream (add a little at a time until at desired consistency)
2 tsp salt
3/4-1 tsp ground pepper
3 TBS chopped fine crystallized ginger

Heat up 4 TBS butter in the microwave or let soften
Add to cooked sweet potatoes in a mixer and beat until fully smooth, adding in desired amount of heavy cream or milk.
Add salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Adjust seasonings.

Transfer puree into pyrex or ceramic baking dish and top with remaining two TBS butter. Place in oven until heated through, about 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. remove from oven, sprinkle ginger on top and serve. yum!

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One Response

  1. Such screen talent in your family! And you are creating such an easy, relaxed kitchen upbringing for your kids. And for me too – this past weekend I roasted pumpkin seeds leftover from our pumpkin carving – and I had your little voice in my head, encouraging me to enjoy myself, not look for perfection but for the experience. They came out yummy! Thanks Alma.

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