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(recipe, Ted Lee & Matt Lee)
This simple, light version of the candied whipped sweet potatoes we encounter around the holidays is a side dish for everyday. We've dispensed with the frozen orange juice concentrate, the burnt marshmallows, the vanilla extract, and most of the sugar and butter, but trust us: there's nothing ascetic about these glazed sweet potatoes. They're a celebration of sweet potatoes' essential minerally, earthy flavor. They go particularly well with a curry-flavored main dish, such as a country captain, or with a fresh roasted ham of wild boar, if you're really entertaining in the sweet-potato spirit.
The glazed sweet potatoes can be cooked in advance, stored in the refrigerator, and reheated in a warm oven. Garnish it rich: with dollops of sour cream whipped with curry powder or garam masala and kosher salt to taste.