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fabulousoyster
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Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/3/06 9:21 PM
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So how do you make yours?, I would love to know. This recipe has been in my family for over 40 years. Thank you.

Mine:

Sweet Potato with Pineapple (you really have to like pineapple):

6 large sweet potatoes boiled, peeled.
1/2 to 1 can crushed pineapple in HEAVY syrup don't drain.
1 stick butter
a tablespoon or two of heavy cream if you have it
1/2 cup brown sugar
pinch cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, pepper

Mash all up, place in casserole and bake for 1/2 hour 350 or till hot and bubbly.





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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/3/06 11:06 PM
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sweet potatoes,cut in chunks,a sauce of butter,brown sugar,bourbon,cinnamon and walnuts.Toss together and bake 30 minutes.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 7:06 AM
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Sweet potato's, one of my favorites, and very healthy for you also. I like them baked in their jacket and just a small dab of butter, s&p and thats it. Let that tuber stand on it's own merrit. Chow Jim

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 8:04 AM
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Sweet potatos are pretty much the most delicious vegetable there is, no matter how they're prepared. I just bake mine until they're ultra-soft. People can eat them with butter, or they can do like I do, squeeze lime juice on top, add a couple teaspoons of toasted sesame oil and some furikake (http://www.quickspice.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/scstore/japanesefoodfurikake.shtml?E+scstore).

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 8:34 AM
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Originally posted by fabulousoyster

So how do you make yours?, I would love to know. This recipe has been in my family for over 40 years. Thank you.

Mine:

Sweet Potato with Pineapple (you really have to like pineapple):

6 large sweet potatoes boiled, peeled.
1/2 to 1 can crushed pineapple in HEAVY syrup don't drain.
1 stick butter
a tablespoon or two of heavy cream if you have it
1/2 cup brown sugar
pinch cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, pepper

Mash all up, place in casserole and bake for 1/2 hour 350 or till hot and bubbly.







this is how I have made them the last couple years at Thanksgiving, even my very traditional Aunt gives them a thumbs up! I think I get some pecans in there somewhere....I'll have to check my recipe again.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 9:19 AM
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I agree with Jimeats. I do not care for the "doctored up" ones at all We usually have them baked and split but for a special meal, they are mashed with lots of butter, and are delicious. My daughter in law loves the ones her mother makes; loaded with sugar and all those marshmellows melted on top.....

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 9:58 AM
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I'll eat sweet potatoes in almost any fashion as long as it does not have those nasty marshmallows anywhere in the recipe.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by annpeeples

sweet potatoes,cut in chunks,a sauce of butter,brown sugar,bourbon,cinnamon and walnuts.Toss together and bake 30 minutes.


i think that this may just have to find it's way to MY table!!!

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sat, 11/4/06 2:13 PM
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Enjoy Tiki!!!Been a favorite for years.......

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Mon, 11/6/06 12:56 PM
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Bake 'em until tender (less than an hour usually). Slip them out of their skins (easy!) then mash them up with warm milk, warm oj, maple syrup, salt, pepper and cinnamon (amounts to your liking. Fantastic!

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Tue, 11/7/06 2:53 AM
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Some of my associates bake them till they are tender, let cool. Peel the skins & bite into them.

This is a breakfast food that they eat at their desk 1st thing in the morning.... argh..

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Thu, 11/9/06 6:28 PM
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Now here's a question: If sweet potatoes are a Southern type food, how did they make it on the menu as a traditional Thanksgiving dish which I always thought was from New England, Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, etc. Does anyone know?

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/10/06 5:34 AM
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Now here's a question: If sweet potatoes are a Southern type food, how did they make it on the menu as a traditional Thanksgiving dish which I always thought was from New England, Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, etc. Does anyone know?
That's an easy question to answer. Seaports. Thats why we have so many homes built here in the 1700s with a carved wooden pineapple over the doorway. The seafaring captains always brought items home from far away lands and shared with all their friends and neighbors. Chow Jim

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/10/06 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Jimeats

quote:
Originally posted by NYNM

Now here's a question: If sweet potatoes are a Southern type food, how did they make it on the menu as a traditional Thanksgiving dish which I always thought was from New England, Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, etc. Does anyone know?
That's an easy question to answer. Seaports. Thats why we have so many homes built here in the 1700s with a carved wooden pineapple over the doorway. The seafaring captains always brought items home from far away lands and shared with all their friends and neighbors. Chow Jim



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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/10/06 11:46 AM
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No marshmallows or pineapple, please. Blech….

Boil them a bit first, then peel, slice, and bake with some butter, brown sugar, pecans, and a bit of bourbon. I usually use a few tablespoons of bourbon in the potatoes, after first testing a couple shots over the rocks while the potatoes are cooking…



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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Fri, 11/10/06 12:50 PM
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I poke some holes in the skin and bake at 400 until the inside is total mush- at least an hour. In my opinion, there's no better side dish in the world. I particularly like the ones with the yellow flesh (Jewel?).

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sun, 11/12/06 8:22 AM
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Throughout the year, we eat fresh baked sweet potatoes with just a touch of butter to offset the sweetness.

However, my mom's traditional candied sweets still make a hit at my Thanksgiving table (and it's a recipe I make just once a year because it is so rich).

Start with two large cans of cut sweet potatoes (Princella is what we have always used, but Bruce's, etc. is ok). These two cans will shrink in the process and be enough to serve maybe 6.

Drain the juice. Cut into smaller pieces and arrange in shallow aluminum foil pan (trust me on this--you will not want to clean a real pan after making this!)

Pour on top of the sweet potatoes enough Log Cabin Syrup to cover.
Dot generously with pats of butter.

Bake at 350 for over an hour.

They will become candied/carmelized and the house will smell incredible.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sun, 11/12/06 11:35 AM
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I cube sweet potatoes, then steam and mash them with butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, dash of salt, and a bit of nutmeg.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sun, 11/12/06 12:33 PM
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For anyone who doesn't like all the added sugar and spice on their sweet potatoes, peel raw sweet potatoes and slice in 1/4" thick slices. Melt some butter in a skillet and fry the slices on medium-low heat until they are tender inside (you can test with a fork) and just start to crisp and brown on the outside. This gives a whole different flavor to them.

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Sun, 11/12/06 5:17 PM
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Originally posted by annpeeples

sweet potatoes,cut in chunks,a sauce of butter,brown sugar,bourbon,cinnamon and walnuts.Toss together and bake 30 minutes.


perfect..but

hold the walnuts..add pecans.

then toss some mini-marshmallows on top - bake until mm's are brown.

perfect. could eat that all day.


I'm a traditional kind of guy.


...or, just bake a SP, split and add butter and brown sugar...just as good.



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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Tue, 11/14/06 6:51 AM
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Just bake and butter for me.

I was watching the Food Channel last evening and they indicated that the South American yams were quite different than what I am use to. The ones that are available here in Knoxville are about the size of a normal baking potato but the South American varity were about the size of your arm. I have never seen these.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes - Tue, 11/14/06 3:50 PM
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I usually get yams slightly larger than baking potatoes, prick the tops of the skins and bake them in the skins like regular baking potatoes, remove them from the oven when they're soft but not too mushy, slit them open in the skins, and use a fork to mix the yam, brown sugar and butter together in the skin to be eaten from the skin.

Andrea