Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mashed Sweet Potato with Brown Sugar Crumble

Typically when it comes to mashed potatoes, I am pretty traditional.  Red bliss with a little bit of skin, boiled and drained. Add milk and mash.  This year, I decided to try a little something different.  As I was browsing different sweet potato recipes, I was inspired and decided to try this out.

6 - 8 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks margarine, softened
1/4 cup flour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lay foil on baking sheet.  Poke holes in sweet potatoes and place on foil.  Bake in oven for 50 minutes.

While potatoes are baking, prepare the crumble.  Add margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup flour in a small mixing bowl.  Use your hand to mix together and form the crumble.  If your margarine gets too soft, you will have a hard time creating the crumble (that's what happened to me).  You can add one more portion of flour and brown sugar to make it a little thicker, but you'll likely never get true crumble consistency.

Once the 50 minutes is up, remove the potatoes from the oven, cut in half and scoop out the goodness.  Place in large bowl with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 stick margarine then mash away.

I left some chunks in there rather than making a super smooth mash.  Scoop into a buttered baking dish and top with the crumble.

Bake for 20 minutes and this is what you get.

Hungry yet?

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