Eunice Power - Outside Catering Company, Waterford, Ireland.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sweet potato and ginger mash - delicious with Duck

Serves 6-8
  • 800g/13/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 450g/ 1 lb potato such as rooster, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 70g/ scant 3 oz butter
  • 5cm/ 2 inch piece of fresh root ginger peeled and grated
  • A glug of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Put the sweet potato and potato in a saucepan of lightly salted water, bring to the boil and simmer for minutes until tender. Drain well into a colander
While the potatoes are draining, melt the butter with the olive oil in the pan, add the grated ginger and cook for 5 minutes until soft, then return the potatoes to the pan and mash. Season to taste with salt and pepper.