Sweet potato and ginger mash

by Eunice Power

Delicious with Duck

Serves 6-8

800g/13/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
450g/ 1 lb potato such as rooster, peeled and cut into chunks
70g/ scant 3 oz butter
5cm/ 2 inch piece of fresh root ginger peeled and grated
A glug of olive oil
Salt and pepper

Put the sweet potato and potato in a saucepan of lightly salted water, bring to the boil and simmer for minutes until tender. Drain well into a colander

While the potatoes are draining, melt the butter with the olive oil in the pan, add the grated ginger and cook for 5 minutes until soft, then return the potatoes to the pan and mash. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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