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Sweet Potatoes

I made this:

Three smallish sweet potatoes (red ones), peeled and boiled
1/3 cup butter
1/8 cup of brown sugar (a little less because the potatoes are pretty sweet on their own)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup whipping cream
Beat all until smooth and spoon/pour into souffle dish.

Then take 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons melted butter
Mix together and top the potatoes. Bake until warm through and the sugar on top is melted.

I almost forgot the melted butter and so some of my topping got mixed in with my potatoes, but it all came out so crunchy-sweet and tasty, I just loved this recipe!

I adapted this from a recipe in the Christmas with Southern Living 2006; I cut the sugar down significantly (the actual recipe calls for 1/4 cup in the potatoes and 2/3 cup in the topping), increased the cinnamon, and added the oatmeal (from another recipe).

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cornerofmadness
Nov. 26th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
ooooo
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Believe me, it IS sweet. But man, I liked it. I think the oats really give it a great taste.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 26th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
I like those sugary oat crusts. I have a recipe that calls for it as well but the family didn'tlike it
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Barb doesn't like super-sweet stuff, either. I had to give up the lovely coating of golden-brown broiled marshmallow on top of my sweet potatoes years ago...

cornerofmadness
Nov. 26th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
the super sweet my parents like I think mine had a bourbon additive to the sweet potatoes.
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, the only bourbon I've got currently is honey-bourbon, which wouldn't help with cutting the sweet at all. :D
cornerofmadness
Nov. 26th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
honey bourbon. hmmm do tell. i'm not familiar wit that (I'm not a bourbon drinker)
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
I've tried to varieties, this one and this one; I like the Wild Turkey one best, and that's what I have on hand now. I'm not much of a bourbon drinker, myself, but I like it once in a while, and this stuff is GOOD. I occasionally buy those little one-shot bottles they sell at the Total Wine store so I can try new stuff, that's how I found these.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 27th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
mom likes bourbon. i bet she'd like this. they don't sell the one-shots in OH outside of liquor stores which we have comparably few of since we can buy the stuff everywhere
wildrider
Nov. 27th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Used to be all we had were grocery stores (we can buy it everywhere, too), but when BevMo! and Total Wine opened, suddenly there were a LOT more choices, plus the little bottles. I adore Total Wine, they carry almost everything.

My mom's the bourbon drinker; she usually goes for Maker's Mark or Jack Daniels.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 27th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Ditto with my mom

In PA of course you can only buy it in state stores

In OH in the cities you have the liquor stores with choices but where I'm at you have what walmart carries. Boone Farm is a popular wine choice. shudder (actually our Krogers has good wine/beer selection, hard liquor not so much)
wildrider
Nov. 27th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Well, the give and take of the small towns. There's always online, if you can get it shipped to your area.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 27th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
yeah. i drink so little of it it doesn't matter. i stock up when i head into civilization
sillymagpie
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
NOM!
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
There's plenty left. You'll probably get to try some. :-)
nutmeg3
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
That does sound yummy, but it simply wouldn't be Thanksgiving without my mother's sweet potatoes with apples and brown sugar. Any other time of year I'm game for sweet potatoes in any and all forms, but not on Thanksgiving.
wildrider
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
For the last several years we've had Barb's yam-and-apple dish, which IS delicious, but this year we didn't have any apples so I looked around for something good and put together these two recipes. I was pleased with how it came out! (But I can't imagine having something this extravagant any time but a major holiday! *grin*)
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