I couldn’t get swede here, in Spain, and I was cooking a Christmas meal. So, I used sweet potato instead. I would never think of cooking mashed swede as part of a Christmas meal – but having made this, I think it would be really nice with a few things – especially, for example, as the mash in Bangers and Mash.sweetpotato_carrot

Ingredients:

  • 550 g sweet potato
  • 260 g carrots
  • 1 oz Butter (or to taste), or a good ‘lug’ of olive oil
  • ~1tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste (a generous amount of freshly ground pepper will finish this off nicely!)

Method:

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.sweetpotato_carrot_mash
  2. Peel and cube the sweet potato and carrots.
  3. Cook the potato for about 20 minutes then add the carrots – cook for a further 5-10 minutes.
  4. Mash the veg, as roughly or as smoothly as you desire, then add the butter.
  5. Finally, season and serve.

Alternatives:

To keep this vegan, simple use olive oil instead of the butter.
To make it a little more spicy, add a little chilli powder, 1 tsp. of coriander and 1/2 tsp of cumin.

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