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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:48:41 AM
Do you have a casserole with marsh mellows? or Mashed? or Baked? I'm curious, I like mine fried with olive oil just like you would fry normal potatoes.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:50:16 AM
Microwave until tender. Peel and chop roughly. Top with a tiny bit of butter.






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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:59:50 AM
Twice baked. I microwave until almost tender. Scoop out the pulp leaving some intact so it holds the shape. Mix pulp with butter cinnamon, a little brown sugar or maple syrup, salt/pepper and chopped bacon if I have it. Scoop filling back into potato. Top with a mixture of chopped pecans, bread crumbs and a small drizzle of butter. Return to oven and bake about 400 for about 10-15 minutes. Makes a meal in itself if you add the bacon. I love the sweet and savory combination.

No marshmallows on my taters.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:05:49 AM
scrapoodle - yours sound yummy, even though I don't particularly care for sweetened sweet potato or yams. I might try that this year!

I just bake mine, like white potatoes and add butter and salt.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:15:31 AM
Most of the time I'm too busy cooking everything else to use "real" potatoes, so I just use canned ones aka Yams. Normally I'll use at least 3 large cans, sometimes 4. Of those cans I'll probably pour the water out of at least 3 cans, so there is not much fluid in the bottom of my roasting pan, (rectangle cake pan, no lid) To that I will add at least one large can of crushed pineapple, preferably in it's own juice, which I will also add. about 1 cup brown sugar, about a teaspoon of cinnamon. I will let that bake for at least 1 hour, till the liquid is almost gone. Right before removing from the oven I'll top the mixture with a whole bag of mini marshmallows, and brown them. This step only takes a couple of minutes and can catch on fire quickly if you are not careful, so keep a watchful eye on those marshmallows when browning.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:20:13 AM
I have never liked the marshmallow idea, at ALL...

a few years ago, I found a recipe online for a casserole that we love-- it's sort of a cross between dessert and a side dish, so a lot sweeter than your typical 'vegetable side dish' but it's extremely tasty. It's an eggless sweet potato casserole that contains evaporated milk, spices, and has a crunchy topping made up of brown sugar and pecans.

edited to fix spelling error.



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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:31:54 AM
I use the pioneer woman's sweet potato casserole recipe. It is very sweet, but that's how my grandma made them every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was growing up, so it reminds me of that.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:45:36 AM
Yum! I never ate my Mom's it looked icky for some reason, but I love the ideas here, my BIL got me to try baked sweet potatoes and I have been in love every since.And I try all the different ways that I can.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:45:36 AM
Yum! I never ate my Mom's it looked icky for some reason, but I love the ideas here, my BIL got me to try baked sweet potatoes and I have been in love every since.And I try all the different ways that I can.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:49:15 AM
Peel and slice potatoes into thick 1" slices. Boil until tender. Drain

Melt one stick of butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar in a pan.

Lay the sweet potatoes on the carmelized mixture. Cook for a few minutes then turn them over on the other side.

Serve them up.

Believe me, you have NEVER had anything so good in your entire life. My mother has made them this way since she was young.





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Posted: 11/15/2012 9:53:31 AM
Bake sweet potatoes and then mash. Add coconut milk and butter and mix to get the right consistency, then add some cinnamon and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 10:48:22 AM
Usually my mom is the one making them, but we use the recipe from River Road Recipes (put out by the Junior League in Baton Rouge). The recipe is old, from the 50s I think, and it is simple and SO GOOD! And no marshmallows.



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Posted: 11/15/2012 10:52:34 AM
I make a sweet potato casserole with eggs, less sugar than my grandma used to, and a crunchy topping without nuts. Someone brought it to a Thanksgiving potluck at work when I was 22 and the entire office begged for the recipe. That's what I've made ever since. Thank you SSgt Wedlock, wherever you are, for cementing my holiday sweet potato traditon.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 11:03:24 AM
Smokey Sweet Potato Souffle

Made this last year and will be making it every year from now on.



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Posted: 11/15/2012 11:04:39 AM
I prefer them cubed, drizzled with EVOO and roasted at a high heat. They carmelize and get all naturally sweet.

But shockingly, my family doesn't like most root veggies so until I wsa an adult and out on my own, I never tried a sweet potato/yam. We stuck to squash rarely. Now I love them all: turnips, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yams, beets...



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Posted: 11/15/2012 11:46:31 AM
I like them cubed and baked with apples for special occasions. Something like this:

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

On an everyday basis, I just bake them and eat like any other baked potato.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 12:00:52 PM
Never add marshmallows.
Never use canned potatoes.

Peel. Cut into medium chunks. Boil until semi soft. Bake in 9x13 glass dish with margarine and light brown sugar, covered. Check every 15-20 minutes, add more sugar and margarine as needed. Cook uncovered for the last 15-20 minutes. Cook up to 2 hours at 350.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 12:10:47 PM
My family doesn't like the marshmallow kind. We do candied yams (yes, the kind from the can!) in a casserole dish with a mixture of pecans, brown sugar, and butter on top. I love them. They're my favorite thing about Thanksgiving dinner.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 12:17:34 PM
The way my mom always makes them.

Peel and cube potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and dot with butter. Bake. YUM!!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 12:47:02 PM
I like mine baked in the oven, split open with butter.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 12:57:00 PM
I do ours like the Pioneer Woman recipe but I also add some oatmeal in the topping.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 1:08:10 PM
My favorite is baked, buttered, and salted.

Sometimes I dice them up and toss them in a heavy hot skillet with some butter, salt, and cayenne pepper to taste. They cook up in about 10 minutes and are really tasty. It's just a pain to dice the raw sweet potatoes.


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