Those crazy sweet potatoes? I expected to cut them and throw them away, but they were actually perfectly good. So instead of planting them I decided to cook ‘em. I guess I’ve been having a sweet tooth lately because I have been going out of my way to make sweets. I assume it means I’m low on carbs because thats kind of the trend; Sometimes it can be difficult to get all carbs from fruits & veggies (and the occasional bowl of fruity pebbles).
We had these for dinner along with burgers (no bun) and fresh picked tomatoes. I’m in charge of sweet potatoe casserole at the winter holidays and I always make them the same way; mashed with honey and spices and a little peach schnapps. weird, but that’s my secret ingredient. Topped with marshmallows of course, and since I can only justify that a few times of year I figured I should experiment with substitutions. This turned out amazingly good, and actually pretty creamy. I will make it again
Sweet Potato Casserole
- about 2# of sweet potatoes, sliced very thinly (mandolin if you have one)
layer in a glass baking dish, dot with a little butter. Pop in the microwave for 5 minutes to start the cooking process of the potatoes.
- 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon, sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1 tbl of honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbl brown sugar (omit if you want, this just made it sweet which was my goal, but they would be great without)
Mix together and pour over partially cooked potatoes.
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 tbl melted butter
- brown sugar
- 1/4 c oats (enough to make it crumbly, add more if needed)
bake at 350 for about 20-30 min. and cover with foil if its browning too quickly