Saturday, November 10, 2007

Side Dish Saturday - Praline Sweet Potatoes

I've never been a great fan of sweet potatoes or yams. But once a year I plop a heap of them on my Thanksgiving plate. That's due to the following recipe, which turns the taters practically into a dessert. I believe this dish was introduced to our Thanksgiving tradition by a former girlfriend of my brother-in-law. While she never made it into the family, the recipe did.

Praline Sweet Potatoes

4 cups cooked sweet potatoes (about 4 potatoes)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup grated coconut
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla.

In a separate small bowl, mix the brown sugar, pecans, coconut, butter and flour.

Pour the potato mix into a buttered 9 x 13 casserole dish. Top the potato mixture with the crumb mixture.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and crusty.


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