Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Recipe Becomes a Tradition

What traditional foods do you serve at Holiday meals?
This one was a simple recipe printed in a 1958 Detroit FreePress newspaper but our family began to serve it at every Christmas meal. Our daughter named them "Fat Men with Top Hats" and the tradition was born.

Rancho de La Osa has a delicious Sweet Potato Souffle, page 122 in Tastes & Treasures cookbook. The soufflé is a definite tradition for this historic property in Sasabe, AZ.

2 cups mashed sweet potato
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can pineapple slices

Mix ingredients and place on pineapple ring using an ice cream scoop. Top with marshmallow and 1/2 cherry. Bake 12 minutes at 400 degrees until the marshmallow is toasted.

Note: Bake 6 minutes, then add the marshmallow and cherry. This helps to keep them from sliding off the pineapple ring. Push the marshmallow down into a hollow in the sweet potato.