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Sweet Potatoes with Coconut-Ginger Topping

Surprise them with sweet potatoes finished with a fun coconut-ginger topping. Rather add some nutty crunch? Sub chopped pecans for the coconut.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

4
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes (2 lb), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

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Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place sweet potatoes, garlic, water and salt. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer covered 15 to 20 minutes or until tender (do not drain).
  • 2 Heat oven to 350ºF. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon melted butter, the coconut and gingerroot; spread on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  • 3 Mash potatoes, cooking liquid and 3 tablespoons butter with potato masher or electric mixer on low speed until no lumps remain. Spoon into ungreased casserole or serving dish. Sprinkle with coconut mixture.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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