3poundssweet potatoespeeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1tablespoonKnorr chicken flavor bouillon **powder
1pinchfreshly ground nutmeg
3/4cupfully cooked smoked baconcut into small pieces and sauteed
Salt and black ground pepper to taste
** Knorr chicken flavor bouillon powder is available at Latin markets and also at local supermarkets (Latin aisle).
Boil sweet potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water until very tender (about 15 minutes). Drain. Let stand in colander 2-5 minutes. Purée sweet potatoes with a potato ricer or masher; then, stir in the coconut milk until mixture is homogeneous and creamy.
Add the garlic and chicken bouillon powder, nutmeg, sauteed bacon, salt and pepper; stir well.
Before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat just before serving and add the chopped cilantro.
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