Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

Evening friends!

I asked you all on Facebook what you thought the perfect sweet potato dish looked like.  What would you put it in, what do you like it to have, and you all responded with SO MANY things!  I saw everything from the way my mom and few of my sisters make them to entirely new perspectives.  I wanted to create something new for my sweet potatoes and it came to me.  If people can LOAD regular potatoes, why can't I load sweet potatoes?!?!

I saw it all, brown sugar, pecans, butter, pineapple, marshmallows, the list went on and on.  Though my mom was a canned yam woman, toss em' in a casserole, throw on some butter, brown sugar and 4 inches of marshmallows, I wanted something better than that.  I didn't want mush, covered in gag me with a spoon amounts of sweetness.  So here is what I did, and I hope you decide to try it.  There is ONE thing I did not do, that I will do next time.  I WILL add a few marshmallows to the TOP in the last 10 minutes of baking next time.  Simply for that "old times" feeling and look. 

So here is the recipe, YOU wrote, with your comments!!

You will need:
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp. butter, melted
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped pecans

4 tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup miniature marshmallows (optional)

Roast your sweet potatoes, skin on for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Let them cool completely, cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl.  Now add the brown sugar, butter, salt, and eggs.  Mix to combine completely.  Now fold in the marshmallows and pecans,  and place into about a 2 qt. casserole. 

Now combine your topping ingredients (except marshmallows) with a fork or pastry cutter (or your fingers!).  Sprinkle evenly on top.  Bake at 350 degrees F, for 40 minutes.  IF you are going to add the mini marshmallows, put them on at the 30 minute mark, and then bake for 10 more minutes


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