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Recipe Wednesday: Delicious Sweet Potato Mash with Candied Pecans

Serves 6. Prep and cook time: 1 hour.


Sweet Potato Mash

  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt to taste

Candied Pecans

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit). Combine brown and white sugar with cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Add pecan halves and toss gently until fully coated. Pour in the sugar mixture and toss to coat pecans again.
  3. Spread pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring gently halfway.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Peel and chop sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Add sweet potato and a generous pinch of salt to the pot of boiling water. Cook until sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork (depending on size, check after 20 minutes and every 5 minutes thereafter until done).
  6. Drain sweet potatoes. Mash in butter and add in a little bit of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Serve sweet potato mash with candied pecans as garnish. Store remainder of pecans in air-tight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Staff Writer

Spring 2024

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