Thursday, July 12, 2012

Whipped Boniato

Boniato?? I know most of you are unfamiliar with what this is, I was too! 

Ladies and Gentlemen ... it is a potato! Not so threatening sounding anymore, now is it?!  

Boniato is known as the Cuban sweet potato. It has the same distinct shape as other sweet potatoes, unlike the common orange fleshed varieties, the Boniato is not as sweet.  Boniato is avalable year round too which is great!  I found these little gems at my locl grocery store near the plantains and yuca in the produce section. 

Ready for a fun new spin on potatoes, here we go...

 
Whipped Boniato

Ingredients
  
2 large boniato potatoes
whipping cream
salt
pepper
nutmeg (optional)

Directions 
Peel and cut the boniato into small cubes as you would a regular potato. Note: immerse peeled boniato in cold water immediately after cutting as the white flesh quickly discolors.

Boil the bonito over high heat until soft. 


Once it has fully cooked, drain over the sink in a strainer. 

 
Place the potatoes, while hot, back into the boiling pot, pour in the cream, add salt and pepper & nutmeg (optional) then whip with beaters, adding more cream until to reach your desired consistency. 


I made these yummy potatoes and paired it with Ahi Tuna.  Check out this recipe: Ahi Tuna with Boniato, Roasted Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa with a Citrus Jus.

Listening to: Howie Day - Collide
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