Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tasty Tuesday

It's that time of year with all the delicious food everyone will be eating for the next few weeks I figured I would start sharing a few of my family's favorites. I hope everyone enjoys and tries these recipes, yes they are delicious but some, if you are not very careful in the portion category will expand those waistlines. So proceed with caution.... This time of year this dish is our favorite and we only have it twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas not quite sure why we do not have it more but it is great regardless.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1hr, 40 min. Stand: 20 min.

4 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract (I use pure vanilla)

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/4 cup cornflakes cereal, crushed

1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional, if you like)

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmellows

Bake sweet potatoes at 400 for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash potatoes.

Beat sweet potatoes, sugar and the next five ingredients (milk, butter, eggs, vanilla & salt) at medium spped with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into a greased (with butter) 11"x7" baking dish. Combine cornflakes cereal and next three ingredients (pecans, brown sugar & butter) in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmellows and bake 10 more minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

That sounds delicious. We make something very similar in our household but we call it Sweet Potato Soufle.