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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

> i>Ingredients
* 5 or 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled
* 1 stick butter
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. black pepper (optional)
* 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (more or less, to taste)
Directions
1. Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Simmer in a large 3-4 quart pot of water with 2 tsp. salt added to water.
2. After 20 minutes or so, test potatoes with a fork to see if they are fully tender.
3. When cooked, drain water and return sweet potatoes to pan over still-warm burner (leave burner off or on very low heat).
4. Add butter to bottom of pan and stir until melted. Using a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes with the butter, adding salt and pepper, to taste. Add honey to sweeten, stirring thoroughly.
5. Do not over sweeten the potatoes; the honey should be barely perceptible but it should enhance the natural sweetness of the potatoes.
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