Mojito Mashed Sweet Potatoes

swpotmohitoI got this recipe through one of those e-mail recipe exchanges. The directions were to e-mail your favorite recipe to the person whose name is at the top of the list and then send the e-mail to 20 other friends. You would then receive a slew of recipes. Of all the ones I received, this one is my favorite. I’m told it comes from Rachael Ray.

It is the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken or pork. You can even give it a whirl alongside of your turkey this year.


2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 shots of rum or spiced rum
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves, chopped
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste

– Place potatoes in a small pot and cover with water and bring the water to a boil.
– Cook potatoes until tender.
– Drain the potatoes and return to pot and mash with butter, sugar, rum, lime juice and mint. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne.

Serves four.