What a difference one year makes.. This recipe is actually an old one that I’ve updated the photos on because.. well.. they were downright awful! I didn’t know much about lighting, angles, or presentation. I’m still learning every day and doing the best that I can with the camera I have, but they now look a bit more appetizing than before! 😉 Sweet mashed potatoes are delicious and perfect for this time of year. Cinnamon and nutmeg bring out the natural flavor from the potatoes and make this a seasonal side dish you can’t resist seconds on! Be sure to check out the original photo of these at the bottom of the post for a good laugh!
4lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 – 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
2 Tbs brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
3 Tbs honey
3-4 Tbs milk or cream, add more to your desired consistency
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Add sweet potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil for 10 minutes or until tender.
Drain water from potatoes and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and stir to combine.
Top with a bit of extra butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and serve!
P.S. Here’s how I photographed these 1 year ago.. using the same camera!
First of all: YIKES! and second of all: GROSS! No matter how delicious a meal is, you can’t expect people to want to eat it when it doesn’t LOOK good! Never photograph under fluorescent lights!