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Vanilla Bean-Whipped Sweet Potatoes

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“New York chef Gerry Hayden, contributed this side dish to a holiday meal. Everybody fell for the combination of creamy pureed potato and fragrant vanilla.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Poke the sweet potatoes several times with a fork and bake for about 35 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Let cool slightly, then peel and transfer them to a food processor.
  4. Puree until fairly smooth.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the cream with the butter and the vanilla bean and seeds. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Remove the vanilla bean.
  7. With the processor on, carefully pour the vanilla cream into the sweet potatoes and process until smooth.
  8. Season the sweet potato puree as desired with salt and pepper or sugar, transfer to a bowl and serve.

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