Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.
I never ate sweet potatoes growing up. We never had them at home and at family dinner’s they were always covered in an obnoxious amount of marshmallows (no offense, to those who prefer this). I had a very limited palate for food, when I was growing up. However, over the years this has changed dramatically. There are very few foods that I do not enjoy cooked a certain way.
Take broccoli for example, never thought I liked broccoli due to the mushy texture when cooked and the strong flavor. But roast broccoli, and it becomes crispy and mellows the flavor, delish! Beets… oh, beets… there is no way that I have been able to fix, that they just do not taste like dirt. Yuck.
I digress… a couple years ago I tried a sweet potato casserole that a coworker brought to a work party. It was very simple but very good. It reminded me of pie. And with roasted pecans on it. Wow.
So with no further ado, here is pretty simple recipe for sweet potato casserole.
Sweet potato casserole with Candied Walnuts
Preheat oven 350 degrees F Total cooking time 1 hour 45 minutes
Sweet potato casserole
- 3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (approximately 6-7 potatoes)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Candied Walnuts (or pecans- both work well)
- 2 cups walnuts (whole or crushed)
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F . Rinse sweet potatoes. Place into a baking dish. Slit each potato with a knife. Add approximately 1/4 inch of water into the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Once sweet potatoes are cooked, remove and let them cool down for 15 minutes before handling. Peel the potatoes (skin will slide right off). Place potatoes into a large bowl and mush the potatoes ( I used my hands, you can use a fork if you like.)
Place all ingredients for casserole into bowl, mix thoroughly with mixer for 5 minutes. Place mixture into a greased 13 x 9 casserole dish.
In a separate bowl mix the sugars and salt for the candied walnuts.
Lastly, mix walnuts and egg white thoroughly. Then add in sugar mixture, stir well.
Place this on top of sweet potato casserole evenly.
Cover casserole with foil, cook for 20 minutes covered, and then 20 minutes uncovered. It should be browned around the edges. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.