Friday, November 19, 2010

Recipes: Sweet Potatoes Two Ways

 Sweet potatoes are one of the dishes I look forward to having on Thanksgiving Day.  I am always on the lookout for new ways to recreate them.

The Sweet Potato Ball recipe is a remake of a recipe that I spotted on Lisa's Kitchen, a blog that is featured on the Living the Country Life website.  I used canned sweet potatoes and Lisa used sweet potato flakes in her recipe.  It is a delicious, kid pleasing dish that is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving meal.

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Sweet Potato Balls

1 (1 pound 13 ounce) can sweet potatoes or yams, drained
1/3 cup brown sugar
15 mini marshmallows

2 cups slightly crushed corn flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In medium bowl, mash sweet potatoes.  Add brown sugar. Mix well.
Using a cookie scoop, fill with mashed sweet potatoes.
Press a mini marshmallow in the middle of mashed sweet potato in the cookie scoop.
Add additional mashed sweet potatoes, covering marshmallow and forming a ball.
Place sweet potato ball in the middle of the corn flakes.  Roll in corn flakes until completely covered.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 20 minutes.
Makes 15 Sweet Potato Balls.

Oven and stove top space is scarce when I am cooking up Thanksgiving dinner, so I decided to try making my sweet potatoes in the slow cooker.  This is an easy basic recipe that can be jazzed up with brown sugar and spices.  After I cooked the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, I put them in a baking dish and topped them with mini marshmallows, then I popped them under the broiler for a couple of minutes.  It was a big hit when I tested the recipe on my family and friends.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup maple syrup

In 4 quart slow cooker, place sweet potatoes. Add butter and syrup.  Cook on high 3 to 4 hours or until fork tender.  Makes 10 servings.

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  1. We love sweet potatoes and those sweet potato balls will be on my menu very soon. What a great idea. Diane

  2. Linda, you make it very hard to decide between the two great recipes so I will have to give them both a try! They look delicious!!!

  3. I bet those little sweet potato balls are good.

  4. Diane, they are fantastic with chicken and ham too!

    Thanks Pam, you are a sweetheart!

    Bo, they are sooo good!

  5. The sweet potato balls sound so fun!! I think my kids might actually go for them:)

  6. sweet!! the sweet potato balls r especially good with the marshmallow hidden inside :)

  7. I love a sweet potato any way I can get it, and these 2 recipes sound especially good..thanks!

  8. Sweet potatoes are always fun to eat. Thanks for sharing these yummies!

  9. Sweet potato balls? I think I'm in LOVE!!!

  10. You are opening my eyes to sweet potatoes; not used very much in this area; but I do love them.

  11. Think kids would love the sweet potato balls.

  12. Cheesy potato balls! Sound wonderful! I may have to try this!

  13. Yum yum in my tummy!! ^.^