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Nov 26, 2008 01:03 PM

Should I make Bobby Flay's sweet poatoes or ruth chris's

I am having trouble deciding between making bobby flays sweet poatoe recipe with chipotles or ruth chris's casserole?

Has anyone tried both?

I am making classic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach gratin cornbread and reg stuffing if that helps any....

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  1. After reading the earlier posts about the chipotle sweet potatoes- I had to make them. Here is what I did.

    Baked off potatoes (after spraying with pam and giving a good dose of kosher salt)- and cooled them overnight in the fridge. In the am- peeled and thick sliced them.

    Blended 1 qt of heavy cream with a bunch of fresh rosemary leaves and 2 chipotles (I made 12 sweet potatoes worth).

    Layered the cream, potatoes and baked for 1 hour at 350*. Finished with kosher salt before serving. I had a good portion of the cream mixture left over- yummy in alot of things..Re-heated before the meal, served warm. The heat from the chipotles was perfect- my preference would be more heat, but alot of the crowd was at the top of their comfort levels .

    This was very popular at our annual "friends" thanksgiving!!

    1. The Ruth's Chris recipe looks to be your standard (very sweet) sweet potato casserole recipe. Go for chipotle recipe -- mix it up a bit! Maybe I'm excited about it because that's what I'm making too. Mildly sweet, spicy, and creamy: yum.

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      1. re: EmmaToo

        I don't have a mandoline to slice the potatoes does that matter?

        1. re: drewb123

          Hmm, perhaps, if you're limited for time. Although the other recipe calls for baking, then peeling, then mashing. So maybe that evens out? Does your food processor have a slicer blade? If not, you could steal a 'helper' to assist with the slicing. It's shouldn't be too bad as long as they're room temp and not cold. Good luck either way! I'm looking forward more to the sweet potatoes than the smoked turkey.

      2. I've made the Bobby Flay recipe for the past few Thanksgivings. If I even joke about making another recipe my DH freaks out. Let me just say that it is one of the simplist and most delicious side dishes I have ever made. And yes, it will be on my table tomorrow night!

        1. I haven't tried Bobby Flay's recipe, so I can't comment on it. But my sister made the Ruth Chris recipe for the first time tonight, and it is absolutely delicious. She doesn't even like sweet potatoes, but commented that even she would eat this.
          I have to say that both recipes look delicious, but for different reasons. I will definitely be trying the Bobby Flay recipe in the near future, because it looks so good. The Ruth Chris recipe is sweet, so if you don't like sweet, this might not be for you.

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          1. re: mschow

            I am making ruth chris's maybe I will try Bobby's next year....