Thanksgiving Potato Sides

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RECIPE

Aired November 20, 2014

Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes

serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS

    4 pounds sweet potatoes
    Salt
    1 1/2 cups turkey or chicken stock
    1/3 cup maple syrup
    1 large fresh bay leaf
    1 cinnamon stick
    3 to 4 cloves
    Juice of 1 orange plus a few strips of rind
    4 tablespoons butter
    Several sprigs thyme
    1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    Juice of 1 orange
    Optional garnishes: chopped candied pecans, chopped smoky bacon, chives
     

PREPARATION

Place potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Salt water and cook potatoes to tender. Drain and return to hot pot.
 
Meanwhile, place stock, syrup, bay, cinnamon, cloves, orange juice and rind, butter, thyme and peppercorns in a small pot over medium-low heat.
 
Strain the stock and syrup into the sweet potatoes and mash. Adjust seasoning and serve with toppings candied nuts, bacon and/or chives, if desired.
 

PRESENTATION

Thanksgiving Potato Sides

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