Saturday, November 13, 2010

Savory Smackerels (Thanksgiving Style!)

With fall and the cooler weather, the baking bug has bit this mama! I've tried some great new recipes lately and also enjoyed some tried and true staple recipes. In honor of punkin season, today's theme will be centered around some rockin pumpkin/sweet potato recipes. Here's a quick compilation of a few you may want to put to use for your upcoming long Thanksgiving weekend. Feel free to share some of your favorites with us so we can spread the wealth!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Preheat over to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss 3 mediums sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total), scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces, with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning. Bake until potatoes are deep golden brown on all sides, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Best Sweet Tater Casserole Ever

1 can (40 oz.) sweet potatoes, drained
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease shallow 1 1/2-quart casserole. In bowl, mash sweet potatoes; stir in granulated sugar, margarine, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and eggs. Spoon into prepared casserole. Mix topping ingredients; sprinkle on potato mixture. Bake 30 minutes. Serves 6.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Yep, that looks like the same topping I use for my sweet potato souffle!