Friday, December 23, 2011
Moroccan sweet potato puree is easy to make and takes just over an hour to prepare since the sweet potatoes require between 45 minutes to an hour of baking time. You can use it as a side dish with almost any kind of entree. In addition to its versatility, Moroccan sweet potato puree is also a very healthy choice since sweet potatoes have substantial quantities of beta-carotene which increases the body's immune function and reduces cholesterol accumulation in the arteries.
3 or 4 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 tspn ground ginger
1/4 tspn cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Put baking sheet in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Potatoes are done when you can easily insert a fork into the top of the potato.
Remove potatoes from the oven and place them in a large bowl to cool.
Remove the skins from the potatoes.
Add the olive oil, cinnamon, and ginger to the bowl. Mash all of the ingredients together until they form a creamy puree. You may want to use a food processor for this step.
Season with salt and pepper.