Lightened-Up Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Aired September 21, 2009

Serves Serves 4
4 to 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
Salt and ground black pepper
1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 1/2-inch thick slices ripe banana
1/2 cup chicken stock or buttermilk

Place the potatoes into a medium pot and cover with cold water. Season the water with salt and place over medium-high heat. Bring up to a bubble, then reduce the heat to medium. Cook the potatoes until fork tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain the cooked potatoes and reserve in a colander.

Place the pot the potatoes were cooked in over medium-high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Add the banana slices and cook until hot and very tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes back to the pot along with the stock or buttermilk and mash until theyre as smooth as you like them. Season with salt and pepper and serve.