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Mashed Red-Curry Sweet Potatoes


Coconut milk and curry paste update sweet potatoes.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2007


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons Thai red-curry paste
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for dishes
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake on a baking sheet until soft, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly. Peel potatoes, transfer to a bowl, and mash with a potato masher.

  2. Bring coconut milk and curry paste to a simmer in a saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes. Add potatoes along with 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, and the salt, and stir.

  3. Preheat broiler. Butter six 1-cup gratin dishes or one 6-cup baking dish. Spoon mixture into dishes, and smooth tops. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup. Dot with remaining butter, cut into small pieces. Broil until tops are sizzling and browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

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