Sweet potatoes are a major comfort food for me. It’s not just my greed, it’s SCIENCE people!
The carbs stimulate serotonin which is basically like the best drug ever. I bet some criminal mastermind is already working on a way to extract it and sell it on street corners.*
All my pleasure receptors were firing scoffing this last night but thankfully I don’t have to sell members of my family to get another hit.
Instead I just mash some potatoes, grill some crispy bacon, grate some creamy parmesan and let them all do their thing in a single bowl.
*as this was my idea originally, I require 50% of all proceeds.
Parmesan & Bacon Sweet Potato Mash (serves 2-3)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
- 2 tbsps butter
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 rashers of bacon
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel and dice the sweet potato. Put in boiling water and boil 10-15 minutes ’til soft.
- While the potato is cooking, grill the bacon for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until crispy. Cut into tiny pieces.
- Take the sweet potato off the heat and drain. Add the butter and garlic to the pot. Mash ’til smooth.
- Stir in the bacon pieces, parmesan and butter. Mix until the butter melts, add the salt and pepper if desired. Serve.