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Sweet potato mash with fennel

Published 2 September, 2008


I've followed this Gordon Ramsay sweet potato recipe a few times, but there comes a time when every man must go it alone. So I tweaked it. Not radically, I'll admit, but noticeably, and with the dover sole I ate it with, I might even go as far as to say it was better. (Don't tell Gordon ;) )

Sweet potato mash with fennel
3 medium-large sweet potatoes, diced and cooked - just underdone is perfect; on this I agree with Gordon. I do mine in the microwave - no loss of flavour or nutrients to water that way.
1 tsp fennel seed, ground up a bit (I use a pestle and mortar)
6 large sage leaves, chopped fairly finely
Small handful coriander leaves, chopped
1 medium onion, sliced finely
1 garlic clove, squished, chopped and mangled
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Gently fry your onion and garlic in a couple tbsp of olive oil until soft. Add the fennel seed and fry for a minute. Add the sweet potato and squish with the back of a fork. Fry for around 10 minutes - I like to get a little colour into them to add a caramelised flavour. Throw in the herbs and season to taste.

There, reaaaaally tasty, gluten free of course, and rather good with fish. And cabbage.

Other sweet potato recipes

Moreish roast sweet potato recipe
Sweet potato muffins
Coconut sweet potato with white fish
Sweet potato and orange soup
Baked sweet potato and bacon
Smoked mackerel and sweet potato cakes
Sweet potato and lamb pate

Blimey, I knew we ate a lot of sweet potatoes, but that's a heck of a lot of recipes. Hmmm... wonder if you can overdose on beta-carotene... ;)

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