Eat Your Vegetables: Sweet potato Eat Your Vegetables: Sweet potato Corinne Cook Dec. 05, 2012 Comments We have become quite accustomed to having sweet potatoes on our table year-around and not just for the holidays anymore. How about trying a simpler version, without a topping or lots of sugar and just the good taste of sweet potato? The potatoes are boiled in their jackets until tender, then mashed and flavored with a little butter, brown sugar, spices, cream and sherry. This dish is good any time of year, especially if you like to taste the sweet potato. Corinne Cook is a columnist for The Advocate. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.