Paleo Slow-Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Why This Recipe Works
With their deep, natural sweetness and vibrant orange flesh, sweet potatoes can round out many a meal—from rich spicy stews to smoky grilled meats. We wanted a recipe for mashed sweet potatoes that would allow these humble tubers to shine. Using a slow cooker trapped moisture, allowing us to use just enough water to steam the potatoes without watering down the mash. We thinly sliced the potatoes and pressed a piece of parchment on top of them so that the moisture would be evenly distributed. To keep the recipe simple and streamlined, we mashed the sweet potatoes by hand right in the slow cooker. Finally, we added richness and a slight nutty flavor by folding in a bit of ghee.