Nina Wong’s Savory Sweet Potato Spread
Chef Nina Wong, of ChinDian Cafe in Minneapolis, offers up this colorful, simple, and versatile recipe, saying: “Enjoy it with crackers, toast, crostini, or on a sandwich! Or in place of mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving.” We think it would be especially suitable as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner. In the spirit of family togetherness, you can even enlist your kids to help with the final step of mashing all of the ingredients together.
Savory Sweet Potato Spread
2 lbs sweet potatoes
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1⁄2 c milk
1 tsp curry powder
pinch of salt
- Bake sweet potatoes at 400°F on a baking sheet until tender.
- Once potatoes are tender, remove the skin.
- Mash sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl, then add cream cheese, milk, curry powder, and salt, and mix until well combined.
Wong’s seasonal recipes previously published on the Heavy Table: