from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
This dish was served at the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon. While it does take an hour to roast the sweet potatoes, that time is completely inactive and the end result is unbelievably delicious and full of many layers of flavor! I highly recommend this for a delicious side dish that'll wow anyone. And you can say you're eating like a president!
3 lbs. sweet potatoes (3 medium-big ones)
2 T. butter
1 t. salt
¼ c. orange juice
1½ t. brown sugar
1 T. molasses
1 t. cumin
2 T. maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Put sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast in oven about 1 hour, until easily pierced with a fork.
2. Once done, peel sweet potatoes while still hot. The skin should come off quite easily. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or fork until desired consistency. (I like pretty smooth but not like baby food.)