Sweet potato mash
Gram for gram, sweet potatoes are slightly more calorific than ordinary potatoes. However, by blending them with butternut squash in this tasty mash, the overall energy content is much lower, as butternut squash contains less than half the calories of potatoes. Another advantage over ordinary potatoes is that these two vegetables are higher in vitamin C and are rich sources of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chpped
- 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp hald-fat creme fraiche
- Freshly ground pepper
In a large saucepan, boil the potatoes and butternut squash for about 15 minutes until they are cooked through. Drain and place in a bowl.
Add the créme fraîche and mash thoroughly (first using a fork, then an electric whisk) until smooth and creamy. Season with pepper.