Yield: 8 to 10 servings
10 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes (about 6 large potatoes)
2 tablespoons orange zest
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cane syrup
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Garnish: Crispy Fried Sage Leaves, kosher salt
1. Place sweet potatoes in a large stockpot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer until fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
2. In a medium bowl, combine orange zest, orange juice, sugar, brown sugar, cane syrup, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, whisking well.
3. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Pour orange mixture over potatoes. Mash to desired consistency.
4. Garnish with Crispy Fried Sage Leaves and salt, if desired.