Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My daughter, Lauren, who has no interest in potatoes, thinks that eating sweet potatoes, either baked or mashed this way, is about the best dinner she could have. Luckily, I, too, could eat these every night.

Serves 6.

4 to 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large dice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Drain well, transfer to a bowl or food processor fitted with a steel blade, and mix well until pureed. Add the butter, maple syrup, and salt and mix well.

From The $50 Dinner Party: 26 Dinner Parties That Won’t Break Your Bank, Your Back, or Your Schedule (Simon & Schuster, 1998)