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Mashed Yams with Bananas, Bourbon and Vanilla


  • 3 pounds Yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 3 each very ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 small vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Maker's Mark bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tsps. Salt

  • Bring the water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil, add the potatoes and cook until tender - about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, in a separate pot, combine the cream, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, bananas and orange juice.
  • Bring to a boil and cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • Remove vanilla bean and either purée with a mixing wand or mash well with a potato masher.
  • When the potatoes are tender, drain well and add to the cream mixture.
  • Cook on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes and mash gently with a spoon leaving some chunks of potato. The mixture will thicken slightly as the potatoes absorb the cream.
  • Stir in the bourbon and the soft butter.
  • Can be held and reheated.

From our Expert Executive Chef, Jerry Cook.

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