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Schmaltzy Sweet Potato Mash

You’ll love our modern take on a traditional dish with this easy schmaltzy sweet potato mash recipe. Onions are slowly caramelized in our Chicken Fat until golden brown and lightly sweet, then blended in with boiled sweet potatoes, garlic, and thyme. It’s a flavorful side dish perfect satisfying your comfort food cravings.


    • 2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams
    • 2 medium white or sweet onions
    • ¼ cup Fatworks Schmaltz Chicken Fat
    • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 tablespoon coconut cream
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 20 minutes, Total time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Fat: Schmaltz (Chicken Fat)
    Tags: Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo Friendly, Whole30


    STEP 1

    Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1” cubes. Add them to a large pot of water. Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cover partially and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

    STEP 2

    While the potatoes are simmering, peel and slice the onions. Add them to a large skillet with the Chicken Fat. Place over medium heat and cook until caramelized, stirring occasionally. This should take about 15 minutes. Once caramelized, add the sliced garlic and thyme leaves to the pan. Stir until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside about ¼ of the onions for topping the mash, if desired.

    STEP 3

    Once the sweet potatoes have cooked, drain the water and allow them to steam for about 5 minutes. Add them to the bowl of a large food processor along with the remaining onion and garlic mix (scraping all the chicken fat in, as well), the coconut cream, sea salt, and black pepper. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally.

    Serve with the reserved caramelized onions over top.