Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

For something more non-traditional with sweet potatoes...

4 lbs sweet potatoes
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1/4 C milk
4 eggs
4 Tbls lemon juice
* optional ingredients (see below)

Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks. Boil in salted water (enough to cover) 25-30 minutes, until tender. Drain, return to pan. Slightly mash potatoes. Stir in butter, milk, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and any of the optional "stir ins" (below); mix well. Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish. Top with any of the "toppers" (below). Bake @ 350°, uncovered, 30-35 minutes until heated through.

Stir In Options:
3/4 C peanut butter, OR...
3 Tbls orange peel, OR...
3 tsp red curry paste, OR...
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Toppers:
1 C pineapple tidbits and 1/2 C crumbled blue cheese, OR...
1 C mixed peanuts and toasted coconut, OR...
2/3 C crumbled bacon and 1 tsp rosemary, OR...
2/3 C sautéed, thinly sliced onion and garlic

You can use a stir in and a topper, or either one on it's own. Get creative! :)

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