Any clever ways to use up leftover mashed yams/sweet potatoes?
- The Librarian Nov 29, 2013 04:04 PM
They are just mashed with a ton of butter and brown sugar. Could you use them as a pie filling or something else? Sorry, not feeling too creative after cooking for the last several days...
Calvin Trillin wrote that the national Thanksgiving dish should be spaghetti carbonara. After the marathon cooking of the last week, I'm with him. Wish I could get away with it!
I've never done this, but perhaps mixed with cream cheese, maybe some ground up nuts (pecan?), and used as a filling in deep-fried wontons, then topped with powdered sugar.
Anything that can be done in a pie style can probably be adapted to a form such as a wonton or empanada.
That might be too labor-intensive (although easier if you can cobble together several people for an assembly line). Are you too tired to come up with an idea or are you looking for something easy to make?
Yes, you can use them to make sweet potato pie. If you don't need to bake more at this point, you can freeze your leftover mash, then at some future date, thaw, add spices, cream, and eggs, fill a pie shell, and bake.
An entree idea, especially if you have leftover creamed onion: brown some sausage, mix with chopped apple, creamed onion, mashed SPs, spoon into halved acorn squash, top with buttered crumbs, and bake till squash is done.