Updated: Nov 17, 2019
Growing up sometimes my mom would add a few sweet potatoes to her standard white mashed potatoes. I just loved it. I am not sure what won me over...if it was the delicious taste or the fun color. I think these are perfect to add to any dinner especially if you can't decide between sweet or regular potatoes. I also really like these because they are simple aNd pure tasting. There are just a few ingredients and nothing to "sweeten" the pot so gravy is welcome. Give this new twist to an old favorite a try and I bet you'll love them, too.
Ingredients for Sweet and White Potato Mash:
2 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2" pieces
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2" pieces
3/4 cup milk, I used 2%
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
I used a potato ricer. it works so much better than a masher. I have been using the same one for so many years. The one I am using is pretty old so I can’t locate the exact one. However, if I was going to get one now this is the one I would purchase. Click HERE for details on a potato ricer.
Time-Saving Tip: The potatoes can peeled and cut and then put in a pot of cold water for about an hour or two before proceeding with the recipe.
Let's see what we need.
Now it is time to cook.
Try your best to cut all of the potatoes in the same size pieces this way they cook at the same rate. I like to cut them about 1 1/2 " chunks. Once finishing cutting add them to a pot and fill with water just covering the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. You can check by poking a few pieces with a fork. If it is easy to pierce and remove the fork the potatoes are ready. Once ready drain.
Place the potatoes in the ricer and have the potatoes drop directly into a mixing bowl. Repeat the process until all of the potatoes have been used. Measure the milk and butter in a microwave safe container. Microwave just until butter is melted. Stir and add to the potatoes along with the salt and nutmeg. Stir, taste and adjust seasonings.
It's ready! Doesn't it look great? I put some butter on top but as you can see it melted. Even better just more goodness seeping into the potatoes. Now all I need is some gravy.