I'm adding these sweet potatoes to the water here. Now I'm making mashed sweet potatoes so if you want them to cook up quick cut them small. Just drop in those in. Oh when you taste these sweet potatoes, oh there’s a trick to them. They are good and nobody is going to know it only took you have an hour. It’s so doesn’t look like it did. I got about a half stick of butter melting there. It’s over about medium heat now and I'm going to add some sliced banana. Don’t worry you won't taste it. You won't really know there is banana in there. It’s just hanging out in the background and everybody’s going to say “Why are her mashed sweet potatoes so delicious? What does he do with that?” Well this is what you do with it. Just slice up the banana, let it cooked up in the butter a bit. It adds complexity to the flavor of the sweet potatoes and its super delicious. You won't really be able to pick out banana in it.
It’s just extra yummy. I'm going to go ahead and pop the whole thing in because it’s kind of a small banana. Okay, now to that, I'm going to add a little citrus flavor. Some orange, orange goes so great with sweet potatoes. Where is my little handy-dandy, there it is my little microplane and when you're zesting an orange just take the orange part of the peal, you don’t want to the white, that’s bitter. Okay, so I've got all this orange zest. I'm going to put that in there ones the heat hits it, it's really going to make that flavor pop and bring all the oils out.
I'm going to roll the citrus to get juices flowing. Go ahead and give that [Audio Gap] be careful don’t to that, squeeze it from afar. Well it ain’t a party until you pop yourself there you go. Gave my shirt some character, my dry cleaner just loves me. Okay, I got my orange juice in there and I'm going to let that cook down a little bit. It just takes one minute while I grab my potatoes. Now you can add your sweet potatoes right to that agglomeration in the bottom and just start mashing them up with the brown sugar and the chicken stock. I use about a half a cup brown sugar for three pounds of sweet potatoes.
And that will do you for about eight people. About a half of cup, couple of handfuls, you can always adjust. So it’s better to air on this side of caution there. Add a little bit of sugar, a little bit of salt and pepper and you can always go up. It’s my nutmeg grater a nice and fresh nutmeg going on in there, delicious. Okay, now you just start giving it a mash with the chicken stock. It usually takes me about a cup but again I'm going to start on the side of caution there. Put about a half a cup and that I can keep adding too it. You could take them as smooth or leave them as thick as you like. Just like with your regular mashed potatoes. I'm more of a smashed girl myself.
And then our secret ingredient was the banana’s sautéed in there with a little butter. The banana cooked up, I added orange zest which you can really smell, very fragrant. A little bit of orange juice, brown sugar. We kept it kind of trimmed instead of cream I just used some of that same chicken stock to mashed them up.