I am not quite sure what possessed me to buy a sweet potato. Don’t get me wrong; I absolutely love sweet potatoes. I could eat them on a daily basis. However, I live in a dorm room and eat all of my meals in a cafeteria. I really had no need for a sweet potato. For some reason, though, I did indeed buy a sweet potato, and it sat on top of my mini fridge for a full week. Taunting me. I had to make something. I couldn’t let such a tasty food go to waste. What could I do?
After 168 full hours of not touching the potato, I knew that something had to be done. I washed the potato, pulled out my college cooking utensils, and set to work.
Let me just mention that a butter knife does not cut a raw sweet potato very easily. I eventually resorted to stabbing the potato, twisting the knife, and breaking the potato with my hands. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked. I boiled the cubes in my hot pot, mashed them with a fork, and stirred in cinnamon and almond milk for flavor and creaminess. Delicious!
Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 1 sweet potato, cubed
- 1/2 tbs. milk
- cinnamon to taste
- Boil cubed sweet potato until completely cooked. I consider the potato cooked when I can easily mash it with a fork.
- Transfer potato cubes to a plate and mash with a fork.
- Transfer to bowl. Stir in milk and cinnamon.
- Eat and enjoy!