Re: [CH] Don't Waste That Possum

Inagaddadavida (
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 10:13:01 -0500

Twas Writ:
>> Naturally...and make 'em mashed chipotle sweet taters...
>                           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Now THIS sounds delicious (as opposed to the recipe for boiled, stuffed,
>and roasted roadkilled vermin)! Does anyone have a recipe for mashed
>chipotle sweet potatoes?

Ain't much of a recipe to them.  I've done this a couple of ways, but the
golden rule to making good mashed spuds, sweet or regular, are to bake the
taters (unless you happen to have a commercial steamer in the house which
does nicely..<g>).  No microwaving allowed, esp. w/sweet taters as it
destroys the natural sweetness.  My opinion only, but I swear it be true.
Do a side-by-side comparision if ya doubt ole Rael.

Anywho, once the spudz are done (typically, I bake sweet taters just as
they are, un washed, un-oiled, etc....natural, baby, natural...about
45min-1 hour@400-deg F), I pop them outta the skins (those with
non-asbestos hands can let 'em cool), mash 'em up with a fork (use
whatever..I only bake/mash 2 at a time...there's just me at the table, or
floor, rather...), throw in some butter (real thing again..), and either
toss in some of brother Jim C's "Smokin' Chipotle Sauce" (that's the only
chipotle sauce I BIL uses another sauce..has an "aztec sun" or
something like that on the's pretty good too..) and eat 'em up,
yum...OR...have some chipotles
hydrated/chopped/mashed/pulverized/yaddayadda and/or the canned-in-adobo
variety pureed, mix 'em in, eat 'em up, yum...

Either way, all ways, 'tis good.  Blessed El Grande...

Peace, Hendrix, and Chiles.......

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