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Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

Recipes: some Edible Schoolyard New Orleans favorites

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

No marshmellows? No problem!

Category: Starters & Sides


3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes, about 2 pounds
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
cinnamon, to taste
3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
Optional: 2 tbsp maple syrup 


Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water until tender. Let cool slightly; peel. Mash with salt, butter, and maple syrup. Add cinnamon to taste then continue to mash with the milk or half-and-half to desired consistency.