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Ruth Chris' Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe?

almostvindiesel Oct 12, 2006 04:31 AM

I love it. Who's got it?

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    playswithfood RE: almostvindiesel Oct 18, 2006 06:11 PM

    I have it! I'm looking for it as I speak. It was posted in a Texas newspaper some time ago and I saved it on my computer ... somewhere.

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      camilla pickett cox RE: playswithfood May 28, 2009 07:06 PM

      Hi there what about the stuffed chicken breast at Ruth's Chris do you have that recipe as well ?

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      Gail RE: almostvindiesel Oct 18, 2006 06:17 PM

      Ruth's Chris Special Sweet Potato Casserole
      Recipe By :Ruth's Chris
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      Categories : Try This
      Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      CRUST
      1 cup brown sugar
      1/3 cup flour
      1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
      1/3 stick butter -- melted
      SWEET POTATO MIXTURE
      3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
      1 cup sugar
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      2 eggs -- well beaten
      1 stick butter -- ( 1/2 cup) melted
      Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
      Source:
      "www.nola.com"
      S(Formatted/Shared by):
      "Robin Demers"
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      Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 3488 Calories; 134g Fat (34.1% calories from fat); 33g Protein; 551g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 755mg Cholesterol; 3088mg Sodium. Exchanges: 13 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 25 1/2 Fat; 22 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
      NOTES : D.D. of New Orleans wrote some time ago wanting the recipe for the sweet potato casserole served at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Here is the real deal.
      Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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        marieber RE: Gail Oct 18, 2006 07:46 PM

        Um, those CAN NOT be the values per serving! 3488 calories and 134 grams of fat!!

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          Covert Ops RE: marieber Oct 18, 2006 07:49 PM

          Yeah, def not. Especially since, AFAIK, there are no carbs in sweet potatoes, so the 551grams have to come from everything else. . .

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            danna RE: Covert Ops Oct 18, 2006 09:19 PM

            No carbs in sweet potatos? What else WOULD be in sweet potatoes? A hint of protein and the rest carbs. Vegetables ARE carbs.

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              pescatarian RE: Covert Ops Dec 7, 2006 05:31 PM

              lol, no carbs, that's funny, better carbs than white potatoes maybe, but as another poster mentioned - fruits and vegetables are carbs for the most part

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                Arlene K RE: Covert Ops Oct 9, 2010 11:05 AM

                This recipe is fabulous,unfortunately, as a mother of a 35 year old diabetic (since birth) I hate to break it to everybody, but, yes there are carbs in sweet potatoes. There are also carbs in the flour, sugar. However there is no way there's 500 in a serving. (unless your eatting the whole casserole yourself!) 1/2 C of sweet potatoes contain about 15 gm of carbs. For those weight watchers and diabetics don't forget to allow for the sugar and flour.

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              Betty in Naples RE: Gail Dec 7, 2006 05:20 PM

              I think you are a bit low on calories and fat. I'd guess that the caloric count is well in excess of 4000 with the fat being in the 200g range. But then I could be wrong. Thanks for the recipe. We're making it for Christmas to go along with our filet w/bernaise and lobster tail dinner. Now we're talking calories!!!

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                playswithfood RE: Betty in Naples Dec 8, 2006 01:44 PM

                and you are inviting everyone, yes? :) sounds delicious. enjoy!

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                  barbpink RE: Betty in Naples Aug 12, 2007 10:01 AM

                  more like--Per serving nutrition data: 415 calories, 21 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 53 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 350 milligrams sodium.

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                  berntd RE: Gail Feb 7, 2007 01:59 PM

                  This recipe is absolutely delicious!!! I made this for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and it was a huge hit! My boyfriend and I dine at the Ruth Chris restaurant in Sacramento and always order the Sweet Potato Casserole and this recipe is a dead ringer of the original!!! Thanks so much for passing it on.

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                    Uptown Dave RE: Gail Nov 25, 2008 11:45 AM

                    If you watch the video of the chef at Rut's Chris demo this dish here:

                    http://blog.nola.com/dining/2007/11/c...

                    you'll note that in the video the chef adds 1 stick of melted butter to the crust and 1/3 stick of butter to the sweet potatoes. The printed recipe, propagated on the web has these quantities reversed.

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                      Apple RE: Gail May 30, 2009 01:02 PM

                      perhaps this is sacrilege considering that everyone seems to be crazy for this recipe - but I bet pumpkin would work very nicely?

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                        junglekitte RE: Gail Nov 25, 2009 03:23 PM

                        The huge differences in butter between the crust and the filling is really annoying! I watched the video and he did say differently than this recipe. I made the topping as per 1 stick of butter like the chef said just now and it looks nothing like his in the video (wayyyy too buttery)! I think the 1/3 stick in the topping and 1 stick in the filling is the right amount.
                        Too bad I already used a cup of pecans and other ingredients! I can't throw it away now and go back to the market to get more so I am going to add flour to make it more crumbly like and hope it goes well.

                        I wonder why the chef said a stick of butter in the topping when it is clearly not? grrr

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                          Azizeh RE: junglekitte Nov 26, 2009 12:38 PM

                          I watched this video 15 times by now. This is my boyfriend's favorite dish, so I'm dedicated to mastering it. I commented on the blog last year that I was confused by the butter ratios and the fact that he has the temperature different than what's written. After watching it, the butter he pours into the crust is the 1/3 and the butter he puts into the potatoes is 1 cup. So, now I believe HE was incorrect in what he was saying and the written recipe is right. There's no way that 1/3 of a cup of butter would be enough for 3 cups of sweet potato mixture.

                          I know it's too late for you, but I'm going to trust the written recipe. I rationalize this by seeing the butter he's pouring and also from the fact that I know the restaurant isn't making 1 casserole at a time. At the restaurant, they're making the sweet potatoes in giant quantities and then just doing the final baking as ordered. So, I'm guessing that he got confused with his quantities. This kind of task wouldn't be done by the head chef, anyway, usually a prep cook would do it. Even if he does make the casserole himself, he's usually using a giant Hobart mixer and making 20 gallons at a time.

                          I'm just annoyed that they didn't catch it themselves.

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                            Azizeh RE: Azizeh Nov 26, 2009 06:26 PM

                            UPDATE: I followed the printed recipe and it came out perfect. I used my stand mixer instead of a hand mixer and made sure to use the wire whisk instead of the paddle. Worked perfectly.

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                              junglekitte RE: Azizeh Nov 26, 2009 08:52 PM

                              I fixed my topping as best I could by adding a lot more flour to make it a crumbly texture and added extra butter to the filling. It worked well because I really didn't want to throw away all that! *whew*

                              I agree that 1/3 stick in crust and 1 stick in the filling is the correct way! Everyone loved it.

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                        Fleur RE: almostvindiesel Oct 19, 2006 04:51 AM

                        No carbs in sweet potatoes! If only it were true.

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                          natlee RE: almostvindiesel Nov 19, 2006 11:00 PM

                          Any suggestions for substituting the nuts with something else? I've eaten this recipe and it is GREAT, but some in my family despise nuts. The crust definately needs something crunchy, though.

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                            playswithfood RE: natlee Dec 8, 2006 01:47 PM

                            Oats would be my guess. I was thinking granola but many of those contain nuts as well. Whole Foods has a pumpkin granola (with nuts) that would be an interesting substitution.

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                              eclecticsynergy RE: natlee Oct 18, 2010 04:22 PM

                              A very late suggestion, but somebody may see it: I've had pretty good luck substituting crushed cornflakes for chopped pecans when faced with those averse to nuts.

                              Even works in pecan pie- they rise to the top during baking and give a nice crustiness.

                            2. Mild Bill RE: almostvindiesel Nov 19, 2006 11:51 PM

                              I think he was thinking of 'lambchops'... :-)

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                                eugenee RE: almostvindiesel Dec 21, 2006 07:01 PM

                                I've never really been into sweet potatos, but Ruth Chris's casserole was UNBELIEVABLE. It was the most delicious one I've ever tried as well as many in our party totally agreed!Thanks for this recipe and hopefully I'll be able to make it for Christmas Dinner.

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                                  barbpink RE: eugenee Aug 12, 2007 10:02 AM

                                  My husband hates sweet potatoes and wants to now cook this!! LOL It rocked.. after paying a mere 300 for 4 people to have some dinner.. they should have given us the recipe!! HA!

                                2. chelleyd01 RE: almostvindiesel Feb 8, 2007 01:20 PM

                                  We do a very similar version of that that literally is the first thing gone. We add the juice and the zest of a fresh lemon to the potato mix and then top it with brown sugar, a drizzle of REAL maple syrup, pats of butter and chopped pecans. Almost souffle like. AMAZING. Something with the lemon gives it a little pop and counteracts all that sticky sweetness.

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                                    barbpink RE: chelleyd01 Aug 12, 2007 10:03 AM

                                    sounds good --may have to try it!

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                                    NicoleC66 RE: almostvindiesel Nov 22, 2009 03:37 PM

                                    I am planning to make this for Thanksgiving this year, but will be preparing it on Monday- Is it possible to freeze or refrigerate it and bake it on the day of?

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                                      junglekitte RE: NicoleC66 Nov 26, 2009 08:59 PM

                                      I know this is too late to reply to you but in case anyone else sees this for the future...
                                      Yes! you can make the two parts separately a few days ahead (topping kept separate) and finish it the day of. I made it yesterday and kept it in the fridge until today and it tasted perfect. I don't see why another day or two would change anything! :)

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                                        Ashibi RE: NicoleC66 Nov 20, 2010 03:58 PM

                                        I am glad to find this post. Due to overwhelming request from my family, I am going to make this for Thanksgiving this year. It is good to know that I can make it one day ahead.

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