I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes. I love them just baked plain, with nothing on them. I like them candied, fried…..in pie….in rolls…..any which way. Sweet potatoes are my favorite Thanksgiving dish.
For years and years, I made them the way my mom made them. But I got a bit bored with them. Then I made them mashed with sweet, crumbly stuff on top. Then I made them with homemade marshmallows….YUM!!!!!!!
But of all the ways I have ever had them, this is my most favorite. I didn’t even put marshmallows, can you believe it? It just doesn’t need it. You could certainly add them, but they would be just too sweet I think. Hey….you do whatever you want. But maybe just have a bowl of melty, toasty marshmallows on the side. That way you and your guests can add a dollop on top if you want it. I simply line a baking sheet with some parchment or foil. Throw your marshmallows on there and bake at 425 for just a few minutes. Watch them carefully! Or, sometimes I just torch them. Then, just scrape them off the baking sheet, into a bowl. It’s a great cake topper too.
Ok, now back to my taters…..These potatoes are so buttery rich. The sauce is very caramel like and amazing. Seriously, you will fall in love with these, I kid you not. With each bite, you will be moaning or saying SO GOOD. Oh, and they are really good cold the next day. That’s if you have any left!
The Best Oh-So-Sweet Potatoes
The topping ingredient amounts are for 1 large sweet potato that will feed 3.
1 large sweet potato
1 Tblsp butter, melted
1/2 Tblsp olive, canola or vegetable oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tblsp granulated sugar
2 Tblsp flour
3 Tblsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 375.
Slice peeled potatoes almost 1/4″ thick. Cut the slices in half. Toss them with the 1 Tblsp butter and 1/2 Tblsp oil. Line the slices of potatoes up in a baking dish.
For the topping, in a bowl, using a fork….mix together the sugars, flour, melted butter and vanilla. Sprinkle it over the potato slices, gently patting it down on the slices. Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes. I did 30 minutes and the potatoes were perfect and not mushy.
Remove from oven and spoon some of the melted goo all over the potatoes. Be careful, as sugar is scorching hot when heated and it can burn your mouth if you get too anxious. I wouldn’t know anything about that. 😦 ouch.
Seriously, these are amazing.