Spicy Maple Sweet Potatoes

Spicy maple sweet potatoes are a quick and easy way to add significant food value to any meal–including a whopping 14,187IU of Vitamin A (vs. a mere 2IU for white potatoes). This recipe is versatile and may be tweaked to taste.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (dark orange-fleshed varieties provide the best nutrition)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp, each salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp sambal (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs chopped chives, for garnish
Cooking Instructions:
  • Wash sweet potatoes and pierce multiple times with a fork
  • Place potatoes on a plate and set in your microwave for 8-10 minutes (depending upon the wattage of your unit). Test the potatoes at 8 minutes; if easily pierced with a fork, they are cooked.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked through, scoop out the flesh and place into a large bowl.
  • Mix in the salt, pepper and butter, mashing the potatoes thoroughly with a hand mixer. Slowly add in the maple syrup until potatoes are completely mashed. Add in the sambal a bit at a time, tasting to ensure that you reach the desired level of spice.
  • Serve the mash garnished with chives.