Sweet potatoes-Marshmallows, yes or no?

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  1. Melissa

    Melissa member

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    NO, when I was a kid we always had them with marshmallows on top. When I started fixing Thanksgiving dinner myself, I found a recipe for a sweet potato and apple bake. You chunked up sweet potatoes and apples and poured apple juice over them with a sprinkling of cinnamon. I did not have any apple juice, so I used orange juice instead. That is how I always fix them now.

    What do you do to your sweet potatoes?
     
  2. NWMO

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    Why would anyone even be tempted to eat them otherwise! Ha!
     

  3. patnewmex

    patnewmex Jane of all trades

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    I make sweet potato pie out of them and add rum or congnac.

    I hate marshmallows on the already-sweet yams. Their sweetness should not be out-shown by junk food like marshmallows. (ICK!)

    I know I'm about the only one on the planet with that opinion, but that's okay with me. :cool:
     
  4. SweetSarah

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    How convenient that you posted this topic! I am looking for some sweet potato recipes. Give me your best shot! :)
     
  5. Ardie/WI

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    No to marshmallows. Blech!
     
  6. Wags

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    NO! I like marshmallows and I like sweet potatoes - but not together!!
     
  7. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    NO!

    Butter and a little cinnamon....droooooool
     
  8. COUNTRY WISHES

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    I like to either bake them whole or sautee sweet potatoes. The other night I peeled and sliced a large one up and cooked on the stove top with a little olive oil and garlic. It came out really nice. It was a good balance of sweet and savory. Got a thumbs-up from Dh.

    I have had the marshmallow kind they are okay, but a little too sweet for me with dinner. I saw on the Food Network, that women that does the Almost Homemade show, take leftover candied (marshmallow) sweet potatoes and make them into a patty put a dollop of sour cream on it and caviar! Talk about doctoring up a leftover.

    Sweet potatoes are also good in muffins. I buy an all natural mix at the small grocery store in town. They are really tasty and low in calories. They even have a biscut mix which I just bought but have not made yet.
     
  9. slnj

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    Yes!! I love them that way. When we were kids, I remember my Granny making the whole Thanksgiving meal and my favorite part was the sweet potato casserole. I have tried and tried over the many years since then, to get even somewhat close to what they tasted like. I haven't managed it yet.
    They were cut in chunks, with brown sugar and butter. I just can't seem to get it right. Hers were tender and covered with that sauce. Marshmallows on top...oooooooo!
     
  10. Sassafrassa

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    No, to the marshmallows. My Mom fixed them that way for years, and I really don't like them. Ugh. One of the few things my Mom cooks that I don't enjoy. I try to scrape the marshmallows off.

    I make mine (usually) with brown sugar, butter and pecans. This year, I am trying a crockpot recipe with apples, butter, cinamon, and sprinkled with granola and pecans right before serving. Sounds pretty yummy, and it will save me some oven space!

    I like the savory and sweet together, and will have to try the garlic and olive oil idea. Mmmm.

    Sassa
     
  11. Auric

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    Definately no! butter, and a little honey if you think you need them sweeter than they are already.
     
  12. Crystal H

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    well...depends. I love the Paula Deen recipe with the sweet potato wrapped around a marshmallow. More of a dessert than a side dish. Made them a few years ago and they disappeared so fast.

    I might do it again this year but maybe for Christmas.
    Crystal
     
  13. Tracy Rimmer

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    Bleck! Why do people insist on turning a perfectly good vegetable into a sugary dessert?

    Sweet potato around here is prepared by peeling and dicing. Get some chopped onions sauteing in a heavy bottomed pan with a dollop of butter, and when they've browned nicely, add the diced sweet potato and enough chicken stock to about half cover them. Put on a tight-fitting lid and turn down the heat to barely a simmer. Let them simmer until the liquid is absorbed. You can either mash them at this point or not, but serve hot.

    Marshmallows are for s'mores, IMHO.
     
  14. Fryegirl

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    Bake and slice length-wise, put into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and brown sugar. The top with dark King's syrup, dot with butter and bake until the sweet potatoes are 'candied'.

    NO marshmallows.
     
  15. Cabin Fever

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    Marshmellows, brown sugar, pecans, butter and pineapple rings!
     
  16. wildhorse

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    Now your talking good.......
     
  17. mightybooboo

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    NO!
    Just butter.

    BooBoo
     
  18. Alice In TX/MO

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    Sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, thinly sliced orange and lemon.
     
  19. Kellkell

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    Yes, Marshmallows!

    We mash them with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, crushed pineapple and grated carrot.

    Sure its super sweet, but its only once a year.
     
  20. Pony

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    Patnewmex, what do you mean, marshmallows are junk food? HERETIC!!!!! ;)

    Put marshmallows on half the casserole, leave them off the other half. Then them that wants 'em can have 'em, and them that don't -- won't. :)

    Junk food indeed... Hmph!

    hehe...

    Pony!