Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spectacular Sweet Potatoes

Oh my goodness is all that I can say for these spectacular sweet potatoes.  Honestly they put every other sweet potato, prepared every single way, to shame.  They are immensely sweet, somehow though, without being too much.  And they are soft and tender without falling apart (thanks to keeping the pieces large).  With a side dish like this, who cares what else is on the plate!

3 large sweet potatoes (peeled, sliced in 1/2 and thickly chopped)
1/4 cup of pure Irish butter (melted)
4 T. of maple syrup
10-12 regular sized marshmallows

-Preheat your oven to 375*.  Bring a large stockpot to a rapid boil;  toss in your sweet potatoes and boil, covered, for about 10 minutes.  Strain them and place them into a 2 qt. baking dish.  Drizzle them with the melted butter and the syrup; carefully stir to coat.  Bake them uncovered at 375* for 30 minutes (carefully stirring once or twice), then reduce the oven temperature down to 325*, cover them with a lid and bake for another 10-15 minutes.  About a minute or two before they are done add on the marshmallows and recover.  Once the marshmallows have melted they are done.  Remove it from the oven and allow to stand about 5-10 minutes before serving.  Serves 4.  Enjoy!

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