Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Traditional Sweet Potato recipe

I am going to be honest. I cannot STAND sweet potatoes. I do not know why. They gross me out. I rarely ever make them. However it is Thanksgiving and we have guests coming over that like them. So I am making them as a good host would. I don't want to shatter anyones perfect Thanksgiving meal dreams. I made a small portion, because no one in our family will eat them. However I am told they are fantastic. If you love traditional sweet potatoes this recipe is for you:

1 1/4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 cup butter, softened
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375°.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pan, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender.

Drain; cool slightly.

Place cooked potatoes in the kitchen aid mixer. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Beat them until they are light fluffy. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. 
Top with marshmallows - or -  marshmellow fluff.
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden.

This can be made the day before and cooked the day of. Or even just reheated the day of.