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Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows 1Dec08

Thanksgiving 2008
Unfortunately, I cannot find a decent photo of this dish. I will have to remake and repost the image. For now, this will have to do… it’s blurry I know… deal with it, it tasted delicious! But before I forgot what I did, here’s the recipe!

4 large sweet potatoes or yams (depending on where you live and what they call them)
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
5 tablespoons of butter
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
pinch of ground ginger
fresh ground pepper – to taste
1 – 1 1/2 cup of small marshmallows

preheat oven to 350°F or 170°C

Step 1: Pre Cook
Scrub and wash the sweet potatoes and then peel them. Cut into about 2-in chunks, make sure you keep them around the same size so they cook evenly. In a large pot, bring some water to boil and throw in the chunks. Boil for about 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and arrange evenly on a baking pan – I used about a 10 x 10 dish.

Step 2: The Glaze
In a saucepan, slowly melt the butter at a medium-low heat. Throw in all the spices and sugar and let them melt together. Once the brown sugar is melted and start to thicken, pour on top of the cut potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are covered with the glaze and throw it in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Step 3: The Marshmallows
The glaze should be thick and sticky on the potatoes. Evenly spread the marshmallows on top of the glazed potatoes and throw them back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Be careful to not put them in for too long, they will catch on fire if you put it too close to the top (that happened last year!). You want them just turning brown and starting to melt.

Enjoy! This was one of my favorite dishes this year, the glaze really does make it taste amazing.

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