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Sweet potatoes! Help me fulfill my dad's Thanksgiving request!

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GulaSocordia Nov 13, 2011 04:16 PM

My dad has requested that I make a good, southern sweet potato casserole with pecans AND marshmallows as part of this year's Thanksgiving feast. There's a slight problem, though. He wants the potatoes chunky, NOT mashed. Does anyone here have a tried and true recipe up their sleeve that I can make?

Please help!

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  1. biondanonima Nov 13, 2011 04:41 PM

    I haven't made this, but if I were presented with these requirements I would make something along these lines:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/glazed-sweet-potatoes-recipe/index.html

    I'd do chunks instead of slices, though, and I'd probably add some chopped pecans about halfway through cooking. If you do them in a baking dish where they fit fairly snugly, they'll probably form a kind of mass anyway, and then you can just top everything with marshmallows and run it under the broiler right at the end.

    ETA: Here's a recipe that already includes the marshmallows! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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      kyoules Nov 13, 2011 06:19 PM

      I can testify for the second recipe (epicurious) that biondanonima posted. I made it this weekend and it was delicious! I actually ended up pureeing the sweet potatoes because our family likes them mashed, not chunky, but I tried them before I pureed them and I liked them better chunky myself. I tend to prefer sweet potatoes in savory dishes, but I loved this recipe - the brown sugar glaze was delicious.

    2. Emme Nov 13, 2011 08:55 PM

      My candied yam version isn't too far from the Epicurious one, but anyhoo...

      4-4 1/2 lb yams (sometimes I do five...), peeled, sliced and steamed (i nuke em)
      6 tbsp butter, browned
      1/2 c dark brown sugar
      1/8 c white sugar
      1/4 c water
      1 - 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
      3/4 tsp salt
      1 - 1 /2 tsp cinnamon
      pinch of nutmeg and cloves
      mini mallows

      1. brown the butter.
      2. put the sugars and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugars. then bring up almost to a boil. remove from heat, add butter, and rest of ingredients save the yams and marshmallows.
      3. toss potatoes with syrupy mixture, and turn into a pan. people say cover it; i don't always... bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, basting if you like.
      4. add mini marshmallows and broil til golden.

      :)

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        GulaSocordia Nov 16, 2011 05:20 PM

        Thank ya'll! These are perfect!

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