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Feb 21, 2012 11:59 AM

Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Bake the Potatoes First?

I see recipes that do it both ways. Some just peel, dice, and boil the potatoes before mashing. Others bake them first and then scoop out and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Which method do you use/prefer?

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  1. I greatly prefer the flavor of mashed sweet potatoes when the potatoes have been baked. That's how I do it no matter what the recipe calls for.

    1. i don't like boiled potatoes for mashing. either steam or bake.

      1. I just did this last night. baked then mashed - and added lots of chipoltle in adobo!

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        1. re: Astur

          I do the same with and add a little Honey. So good

          1. I boil white potatoes for mashing, but the texture of sweet potatoes gets really waterlogged and weird if you boil them. I say bake, in their skins, then scoop and mash.

              1. re: Uncle Bob

                Agreed! Baked sweet or white potatoes make a superior mash imo.