Sweet Potato Casserole
So what did you had for breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving?
Hmmmmm…I will admit..sweet potato casserole.It was more of a late breakfast.
I would call it a unexpected thanksgiving surprise at the table full of delicacies.I have avoided sweet potato on thanksgiving unless it is sweet potato biscuit.Quite simply because none of us are big fan of it.
So i asked around to see what is the most favorite sweet potato dish my friends like during thanksgiving?
Almost unanimously,answer was sweet potato casserole.
My friend Jessica had me convinced that Ruth’s Chris sweet potato is to die for.I had never heard of Ruth Chris until then.And my friend Emily shared her mom’s sweet potato recipe, which is very similar to Ruth’s.Any surprise 🙂
So i was willing to give a try to this sweet potato casserole and am i glad that i tried or what?
I have to admit,i cringed to see the amount of sugar and butter which has gone into making this dish.I checked around for lighter version of the recipe and i found some too.But in the end i decided to stick with Ruth Chris recipe almost verbatim.Only deviation was,i used walnut nuggets instead of pecans.Traditional Thanksgiving crunchy topping around here is pecans.I was low on pecans.And i used turbinado sugar instead of brown,i don’t keep brown sugar.
I don’t know if sweet potato casserole is qualified to be called dessert or not.Sweet potato is a tuber vegetable of potato family.Nonetheless it is super rich dessert in my opinion 🙂
I followed this recipe .
I was skeptical to try it but couldn’t wait.AND my friends were so right about it.These sweet potatoes are indeed to die for.Make sure you take every bite with that crunchy nutty top.My husband said, this is the FIRST sweet potato dish, he has ever liked.So guess what people,our thanksgiving table gained one additional dish this year onwards!
Who wouldn’t be thankful for such sweet friends,who make you indulge in such heavenly delicacies !And if you feel guilty enjoying it,you are reassured that “it is sinful to count the calories on Thanksgiving” :-).I agree,isn’t that why we have new year resolutions?