There are some simple dishes that differ greatly from one household to the next. One of them is mashed potatoes. Bob might make his completely different from Sue across the street. Both can be very good but ingredients are what separate one from another. Mine is probably different from Bob and Sue’s. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to mashed… it’s a matter of preference!
I make mine probably just like anyone else; the technique doesn’t really change that much. One ingredient (and probably a few) that I add to my regular russet potatoes is sweet potato. Making just all sweet potatoes really didn’t do anything for us but adding only one makes a tasty impact to this simple dish.
The healthy benefits I enjoy from sweet potato are what made me add this root vegetable to our diet. Here are the reasons for eating it regularly; regulates blood sugar levels, anti-inflammatory, boosts immune system, detoxifies heavy metals and is rich in beta-carotene. It also calms your stomach, great for the lungs and is very healthy for your heart as well plus it is packed with nutrients and full of fiber. Now with a list like this, it is a must to eat it as often as you can.
Besides using this superfood, I add other ingredients to make it more interesting. It is up to you to find out more about it in this video… I can’t tell you everything… lol!
- 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and washed
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and washed
- 2 generous pinches sea salt
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup light sour cream, or to taste
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (35%)
- Garlic salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I always use mixed peppercorns)
- 2 large green onions (white and green parts), chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped