Honey Roasted Mashed Opelousas Sweet Potatoes
6 Sweet potatoes, about one pound
1 Stick butter, diced
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
1 Cup honeySalt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F. Peel and quarter potatoes. Place neatly in a roasting pan. Place butter evenly on top of potatoes. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Drizzle with honey and season with salt and pepper. Gently pour 2 cups water into pan without washing mixture off potatoes. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until very tender. Remove cover and stir. Continue to cook for 1/2 hour. Potatoes should have a nice dark brown color on top and be very tender. Remove potatoes with slotted spoon and add to mixing bowl and whip until all lumps are gone. Drizzle in liquid from pan as desired. Turn off mixer and scrape bowl. Continue to mix, I usually use all my liquid because it’s needed and has a lot of flavor. When desired consistency is there, adjust seasoning. Place in a large casserole dish and serve. Credits: Commander’s Palace.