Whipped North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

  • Yield: 6 servings


2pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3cup sour cream
2teaspoons sorghum syrup or molasses
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 35 to 30 minutes, until heated through.
  2. Combine the sweet potatoes, butter, sour cream, sorghum syrup, salt, and pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or mash in a large bowl with a potato masher, until well mixed and smooth.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Chris Chamberlain’s The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat in the South  (Thomas Nelson, 2012)