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Bi-Rite Market's Curried Coconut Sweet Potato Mash

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Sweet potatoes have an affinity for sweeter spices, feeling right at home with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and mace. And yes, they are a great match especially when baking a pie. Unfortunately, theses are the same spices that have a tendency to take sweet potato mash into cloying territory, making this winter side feel a little too much like dessert.

Bi-Rite Market's Curried Coconut 
Sweet Potato Mash does a wonderful job of balancing sweet, spicy, and savory with the Indian-inspired combo of curry, cayenne, coconut milk, and a healthy dose of butter. It's warm with heat and spice but never sugary or desserty, even with a sprinkling of toasted coconut just before serving.

Adapted from Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food by Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough. Copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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