Christmas Potatoes

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The first time I made these potatoes I said, “Hey! These taste like Christmas!” I used to hate sweet potatoes (I’d like to apologize to sweet potatoes everywhere) but I think I just hadn’t found a way to enjoy them. These potatoes are BY NO MEANS low calorie or low fat so don’t get that in your head. But you know what they are? DELICIOUS, a little bit sweet, nutty, savory, and BUTTERY. What more do you need in life?

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The secret to these potatoes is the perfectly browned butter. What is browned butter? Well, friends, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It is butter that has been, buzzword alert: browned. While there’s nothing better than browned butter, there’s nothing worse than burned butter. Say that 5 times fast. To keep your butter from burning, keep a close eye on it! Keep the heat low. Be patient. Stir, or swirl, frequently. I just swirl the pan handle in a circle to stir it without a spoon. Right before it’s ready, it will turn the color above. It is this gorgeous amber color and the browning develops this incredibly nutty flavor. I love browned butter!

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Bonus: these are delicious for breakfast. So friends, enjoy the miracle of the birth of Christ this Christmas season with a belly full of Christmas potatoes. What could be better?! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Potatoes

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks of grass fed butter
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t fresh rosemary, minced

instructions:

  1. Peel and chop potatoes. Boil in water until fork tender (about 20 minutes).
  2. While potatoes boil, brown butter on low heat in a saucepan. Stirring (or swirling the pan)  frequently, allow butter to reach deep golden brown but stay close so it doesn't burn.
  3. Drain and mash potatoes in a large bowl. Add butter, salt, garlic powder, and rosemary. Garnish with more browned butter and rosemary. Enjoy! 

NOTES:

I use Vital Farms butter and Redmond Real Salt.
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