The fine people at CSN Stores once again asked me to review some of the products they have on offer. I don't know if you know this, but CSNStores.com sells just about everything. So with all that to choose from, I picked something I have wanted - NEEDED - for a long time. But that has not arrived yet, so you will have to wait to hear about it.
I had a little money left over and settled upon a potato ricer, it being close to Thanksgiving, and just about the only time of year I would have need for such an item. I chose the ricer made by OXO, because I am a fan of their ergonometric designs - not great to look at, but easy and comfortable to use, which is what you want in a device that is meant to squash an entire potato.
My children, being born of another planet, do not like mashed potatoes, so I picked up some sweet potatoes. I stuck them in the microwave (who has time for baking potatoes?) till they were soft, removed the peel, and stuck them in the bowl of the ricer, which was not quite large enough for one of the giant sweet potatoes, but most likely the right size for a Yukon Gold. One squeeze and I had a perfect, lovely, velvety bowl of mash. Just right for today's recipe.
Sweet Potatoes for Homespun Minimalists
You will need:
Nothing else. Nothing.
Prick potatoes all over with a fork and bake in a 475 degree oven for an hour or until they are soft. You could do this in a microwave, if you didn't think they took up too much space on your counter. Mash potatoes, add butter, salt, pepper and a dash of maple syrup to remind you of Mom and knickknacks. Enjoy.