Most of the people will not admit that sweet potato casserole is one of those dishes that everyone is waiting for. The sticky side dish may not look so delicious but in reality, it is.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is a dish that brings water to your mouth. Marshmallows by themselves are simply a great feat whether they are burned and dripping from one’s palms.
The can also be served with hot cocoa or simply eaten raw when you are scavenging the pantry.
The marshmallow is the perfect accompaniment with pies, cookies and just about any kind of desert, however, on thanksgiving, it becomes almost perfect with sweet potato.
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
A sweet potato casserole recipe is one of the simplest recipes that you could find. Just take four cups of cubed sweet potatoes, half cup of white sugar, two eggs, and half a teaspoon of salt, butter, half a cup of milk, vanilla extract, some all purpose flour, and chopped pecans.
Drain and mash the sweet potatoes after cooking them until they become tender.
Mix all the above ingredients and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until you can see that top has become slightly brown.
Your sweet potato casserole is ready.
A worthy side dish
Calling it a sweet potato casserole rather than a sweet potato pie does not render it a main course. It is a side dish and a very good one.
One of the reasons why it is not included in a main course is that the sweet potato casserole knows it place and is pretty content there.
Evolution of the sweet potato casserole
Thanksgiving has evolved over the years in America, and so has the casserole. In most households, the children would divide the pumpkin pie, turkey and the sweet potato between themselves.
Over the years, it became a necessity at thanksgiving when kids are looking for this dish in order to claim it as their own.
The topping of the casserole has also evolved greatly during the years. You can find cereals, pecans, brown sugar or just about anything.