4 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup nondairy sour cream (try Tofutti brand at Tofutti.com)
2-3 Tbsp. margarine
1 tsp. salt (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
4 Tbsp. pecans, almonds, or walnuts, chopped (optional)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar (optional)
• Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain.
• Pour the potatoes into a bowl, and beat them with an electric mixer on low speed.
• Add the nondairy sour cream and margarine and whip until fluffy.
• For a savory version, mix in the salt and pepper. For a sweet version, sprinkle potatoes with the nuts and brown sugar just before serving.
Makes 4-6 servings