Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme & Caramelized Onion

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme & Caramelized Onion
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 3 + 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium), peeled, quartered lengthwise, & cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp. each sugar & salt
Instructions
  1. Combine 3 Tbsp. of the butter, 2 Tbsp. of the cream, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. sugar, & sweet potatoes in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan.
  2. Cook, covered, over low heat until the potatoes are fall-apart tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter in a small skillet & add the onion & remaining sugar & salt.
  3. Cook over low heat until the onion is caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  4. Discard the fresh thyme sprig from the sweet potatoes & mash with a potato masher. Stir in the caramelized onion & remaining 1 Tbsp. cream & serve.