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Sweet and Salty Mashed Potatoes

This blend of creamy yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes is the perfect balance of savory and sweet for the Thanksgiving table! The crisped up prosciutto adds a great crunchy element that everyone will love.



 
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Sweet and Salty Mashed Potatoes

Servings

6

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into large pieces)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)
  • 1 vanilla bean (split and seeds scraped out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (from about 1 lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 6 slices prosciutto (thinly sliced crosswise into julienne strips)

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada's Holiday Handbook. Episode: Giada's Italian Thanksgiving.
  2. Add both potatoes to a medium saucepan, cover with cold water and season well with salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat until the bits at the bottom of the skillet are deep brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a ricer in batches and rice into a medium bowl. Add the butter, cream, vanilla seeds, lemon zest and 3/4 teaspoon salt and mix well with a rubber spatula to combine.
  5. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat until hot. Add the prosciutto and cook, stirring often with a slotted spoon, until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  6. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the crispy prosciutto before serving.

1 comment

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    Debbie Sheats
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    everyone loved it and easy to make !! already have request for this for Christmas dinner

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