HERE'S HOW MY MEMAW ALWAYS MADE THEM
* 2 large sweet potatoes
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, all spice or pumpkin spice
* Mini Marshmallows
Peel and cut up potatoes into large chunks. Place in large pot, cover with water, add salt. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Cook until their tender enough to pierce with a fork, but don’t let them get too soft. You want the potatoes to hold their shape. Unless you prefer mashed sweet potatoes, then cook longer.
In the last few minutes before the potatoes are ready, melt butter in small sauce pan, add brown sugar and spice. Stir until sugar dissolves and thickens.
Drain off excess water from sweet potatoes. Place them in oven proof serving dish, coat them with sugar mixture, toss as needed. Cover with mini marshmallows, as much as you like.
Generally during holiday cooking, the oven is still on or hot from baking something else. So just place sweet potatoes on the center rack and bake until marshmallows turn light brown. It depends on how hot the oven is as to how long to bake them. Just watch the marshmallows turn lighten golden, 5 minutes or so.
FOR THIS THROWDOWN
The recipe must involve sweet potatoes.
Please DO NOT get weird and use funky hard to find ingredients.
Everyone is free to make them sweet or not, with or without marshmallows, use nuts, mash'em, turn them into a pie, make your Momma's recipe or don't, etc.
I want to see Traditional VS. New recipes.
Let's show the food blogosphere where they can find
THE BEST SWEET POTATOES RECIPES ON THE PLANET!!!