Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sweet potatoes with marshmallows

Having a bit of a family invasion on Boxing Day.

Thinking about doing sweet potatoes with marshmallows as part of the food.  I have never had it and to be honest I am not sure anyone will like it, but ever since I read about it on someone's blog (Terri?  Was it you?  I really can't remember!) I have wanted to give it a try.

Hah, if it is really bad I can always just claim it is the "vegetarian alternative".  Hehehe.  Sorry, my boss dropped by earlier and gave me a bottle of wine for Christmas.  I told Mrs RC that he had ordered me to drink it tonight, and she believed me.  If you knew my boss you would believe that too!  Good wine!  Thanks boss!

Any comments on this dish are more than welcome!

11 comments:

agg79 said...

You've never had sweet potatoes and marshmallows? That is one of our traditional holiday side dishes. My mom used to make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I remember if you do it right, the marshmallows should be melted/toasted on top to a nice caramel brown. I never did really take to sweet potatoes very much except for this way. I may have to see if I can whip up a batch this Christmas (or beg my mom to fix some). I'd highly recommend it.

Kiki said...

Ok. My mom makes these every year. I know of two tips. 1. Use a shallow 9x13 to bake the sweet potatoes in. 2. Add the marshmallows at the end and put under broiler for seconds-watch like a HAWK! Tops should get toasty and then yank them out and serve. I'll send my mom over to give exact deets....trust her, they are thebest I've ever had!

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - I have never heard of this being eaten over here, but think it would be fun to try

Kiki - Thanks for that - it would be great if your mom could share any other thoughts too, I totally trust her good taste.

terri said...

It wasn't me! I swear! :-) Actually, you're probably remembering MoreThanAnElectrician's story about his grandma's sweet potatoes. And that story didn't shed a favorable light on sweet potatoes at all!

I do love 'em though. I slice them and fry them in some butter with brown sugar. Yum! (Oh, they should be cooked before you fry them.)

The hygienist at my dentist office was telling me about a sweet potato dish that sounded good. Lemme see if I can find a recipe...

Okay, here you go: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/yummy-sweet-potato-casserole/

However you cook them, hope you enjoy them!

Oh, yeah. One more tip. I don't think you actually want to use sweet potatoes. I think you want to use yams, because they have better color.

wReggie said...

Sweet potatoes are a staple Southern US comfort food. We make pies with them, bake them, candy them....whatever.

"Abby" said...

Ooh, yams with marshmallows was my Grandma's job at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I loved them as a kid - they nicely offset the smokey ham/turkey flavor. I might have to reenact Grandma's version now that you've reminded me!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - I remember that post, but that was after my first discovery of them which I now remember - Stephen Fry in America. That recipe looks interesting but I will do the basic marshmallow one first. I just old Mrs RC about frying them - her face was a picture!

wReggie - Yes, I am starting to see that. If this is a success 2012 might become The Year of the Sweet Potato"!

Abby - Happy to help! Are you decorated yet?

CiCi said...

Sweet potatoes are sweet by themselves. But lots of people prefer them with marshmallows. I like them grilled. Let us know if your family liked them. They are a big favorite in my family.

Rock Chef said...

CiCi - Looking forward to trying this recipe - we eat them roasted fairly often, but this is a bit different...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Here, we fry our sweet potatoes.... And eat them for tea. Happy Christmas RC, And a Happy New Year!

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - I often roast them. Have a great Christmas and New Year too!