Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage and Walnut Topping

Print Email

mashedsweetpotato4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 8 medium)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage
4 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until fork tender, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly before handling.

Peel potatoes and add to a large bowl. Mash with butter. Pour in cream and maple syrup; mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spread potatoes in 2 small gratin dishes or 1 large baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, and sage. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter mixture over sweet potatoes. Drizzle over with melted butter. Set in oven and warm through, about 10 minutes. Set under broiler for 5 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve immediately.


Yield: 6 to 8 servings.


- Recipes courtesy of Joseph Erdos


restaurant news

The Rhythm Cafe: Coming Late to the Party
by Nancy Ellison

rhythm009OK... it is better than not coming at all!

There is something rather delicious about “discovering” a restaurant and doing the brag only to find everyone in the room has been eating there for...

Bar Chloe
Los Angeles
by Maia Harari and Anna Harari

chloe_sm.jpgIt's sort of hidden.  You can't see it from the street and it's beneath a hotel that doesn't seem nearly as nice, the Hotel Carmel, that is.  It's called Chloe, the Westside complement to Laurie...

Taco Crawl in Fruitvale
Northern California
by Amy Sherman

tacos01.jpgFor several years now I'd been hearing about the taco trucks of Fruitvale, a section of Oakland known for having a large Latino population. After reading endless reports on Yelp, Chowhound and an...

One Night in Portsmouth
New England
by Lisa Dinsmore

img 2580On our recent summer "vacation" to the East Coast, we had one day to ourselves. Blissfully alone, with only each other to have to worry about and please. Instead of the unending stream of family...