Posts tagged ‘Potatoes’

November 21, 2011

Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve posted about my Nana’s delicious recipes before. They’re all from scratch and have all been cooked for years on our Thanksgiving tables. It’s just not Thanksgiving of Christmas without this one. Sweet Potato Casserole isn’t right with marshmallows. Frankly, it’s a cop-out. Sorry. Give up on the marshmallows and make this crunchy and sweet topping for your Sweet Potato Casserole this year.

Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice
  • cooking spray

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes. Quarter potatoes, boil until tender. Remove from stove, drain. Place in large electric mixing bowl with remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth. Strings will collect on beaters – do not scrape beaters. Place in 13×9″ pan (coated with Pam) and bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees.  Top with the following:

Topping

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks melted margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cup ground graham cracker crumbs

 Mix well.  Sprinkle over top of potatoes and bake an additional 20 minutes.

September 9, 2011

Recipe: Dill Fingerling Potatoes

This is one of my favorite recipes from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa on Food Network. It’s easy and simple and everyone loves it. Just leave it on the stove and do your other cooking. In 30 minutes, it’ll be ready in all it’s salty and savory goodness. Save your leftover dill for later in the week – I have another recipe for it coming soon

Dill Fingerling Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds fingerling potatoes, rinsed but not peeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Directions

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot. Add the whole potatoes, salt, and pepper, and toss well. Cover the pot tightly and cook over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are just tender when tested with a small knife. From time to time, shake the pot without removing the lid to prevent the bottom potatoes from burning. Turn off the heat and allow the potatoes to steam for another 5 minutes. Don’t overcook. Toss with the dill, and serve hot.

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