Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a recipe I've been meaning to write up for a while.  This is one of the must-have side dishes in my house at Thanksgiving.  I don't much like sweet potatoes, so I don't eat it, but everyone else always says it is awesome.  So, you're gonna have to take their word for it.

Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 medium/large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- marshmallows

Peel and cube potatoes.  Boil in salted water until tender and drain.  I mash them about half way, leaving some larger chunks along with the smooth mashed potatoes, adding about 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tbsp butter.  (If you're feeling lazy, go ahead and buy the can of yams and start from here)

Mix in about 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 cup maple syrup.

Spoon mixture into 9x9 pan, spreading evenly.  Dot with butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and cover generously with marshmallows.

Bake for about 20-30 minutes in whatever oven has space (which can be hard to come by on Thanksgiving or any holiday).  The best part about this one is that the temperature doesn't really matter - anything between 300 and 400 will work.  You just want to heat it through, melt and toast the marshmallows on top.

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