Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

Growing up, I was convinced that I didn't like Sweet Potatoes. I'm not sure if I ever even tried them. I'm not sure what I thought could be so bad about a dish that was covered with marshmallows, after all I love marshmallows.
To this day, I've never made that traditional style of candied sweet potatoes. I've had quite a few other variations - Kahlua Candied Yams, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Sweet Potatoes with Pineapples. The last one, I actually made for the first time at my daughter's birthday a few weeks ago. I usually use fresh Yams to make my sweet potato dishes, but keep a couple cans of vac pac Sweet Potatoes on hand. These are like pre-boiled sweet potatoes with no syrup. They make recipe preparation a snap and since they don't have any syrup, they are very similar to fresh.

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 c mashed sweet potatoes (about 2#)
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c milk
1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/3 c flour
1/3 c butter, cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a shallow 2-qt casserole.

In a medium bowl, stir together the potatoes, granulated sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt and vanilla. Scrape the mixture into prepared casserole.

In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Dot with butter.

Place casserole on baking sheet and bake uncovered 30 -35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Here are some other Thanksgiving recipes I have shared in the past:
Pumpkin Pudding - easy treat, tastes like pumpkin pie with less work
Corn Souffle

For more Thanksgiving recipes, check out the Ultimate Recipe Swap Thanksgiving Edition at Life As Mom.


Joy said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe ... I'm always looking for variations and new ideas.

Have you ever run across Tempt My Tummy Tuesday? I've started linking there with recipes and it's lots of fun to check out all the others ... thought you may be interested:

Love your blog!!!

SnoWhite said...

awesome! I think this just might be my sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving!!