My daughter Rachel and I both love sweet potatoes. I am always looking for new ways to make them besides just plain old baked. I came up with this version of mashed sweet potatoes. The caramelized onions and mushrooms really help cut the sweetness of the potatoes. They were delicious!
4-6 large sweet potatoes
1 T olive oil
1 large onion sliced
8 0z. sliced shiitake mushrooms
2 T butter or margarine
1/4 Cup soy milk
1 T maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
Bake sweet potatoes in a 450 degrees oven for about 45 minutes or until you can pierce a fork through them easily. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove the skin from the potatoes and place the flesh into a large bowl or dish. Mash the flesh with a fork until smooth.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add the onions. Sautee until they start to turn golden. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until the onions and the mushrooms are a dark golden brown. Set aside.
Add the soy milk, margarine, and maple syrup to the sweet potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Smooth the top and spread the onion and mushroom mixture over the sweet potatoes.