Friday, 27 November 2009

Sweet potato pie baby!

Since the Curious Cat asked so nicely, I will share with you the joys of Sweet Potato Pie.

This is a slighlty confusing dish. Is it sweet? Is it savoury? WHO KNOWS?!

Well actually I do know. It's savoury. 'Tis for the main course. Although it is so sweet that I guess you could technically have it on its for instance if there is some left over and you're too lazy to make lunch...I don't know who would do that.

Anyway I did ask The Americans for the recipe that they used for the infamous Thanksgiving of 2005 but they were rubbish and couldn't find it.

Still the interweb came to my rescue and I discovered that it's not that hard.

Is amazingly simple in fact, why have a never made it before?

You'll be needing:

- Sweet Potatoes

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 1 tsp nutmeg

- 1/2 tsp paprika

- Mini marshmallows

Then you just put the sweet potato on to boil and mash it up with some butter. Add the spices and mix well. Add a handful of marshmallows and stir them in and then whack it all in a dish and put some more marshmallows on the top.

Stick it in the oven for about 10 minutes until it looks a little something like this:

See?! Super simple!!

Then you just need to serve it up - we went for some lamb chops (which the boyfriend did stuff to with herbs although you'd have to ask him exactly what he did) and some sweetcorn and peas.

I know it does sound a little bit weird but you just have to trust me on this one. Go with me. Put your trust in me.

(Unless you try it and don't like it. In which case I will deny we ever had this conversation.)

Have a good weekend everybody - I'm off to the Manchester for the weekend so I'll be back with pictures and probably boring stories to tell. But don't worry, I'll jazz them up and make them good for you.


Florence and Mary said...

I've never tried this yet but I'm dying too... when I move out after Christmas I plan to cook a thanksgiving meal complete with marshmellow topped sweet potatoes!

Have a great weekend

Victoria xx

PS I know what you mean about lawyers not being anywhere as exciting as portrayed on Ally! said...

Oooh, That sounds so good, I will definitely try it!! Suzie. xxx

PinkCat said...

Mmmm - it looks yum! Will have to give it a go! x

The Curious Cat said...

Ha ha! I like the small print! Sounds yum and thanks for posting it - I'll defo give it a whirl at some point! :) xxx

Trish said...

Well Girl, I am not American but I am Canadian and we absolutely do sweet potatoes like you are very authentic and that looks pretty as punch!

Tabiboo said...

That does look interesting!!!

Marshmallows and sweet potato I must give that a try!

Have fun in Manchester,

Lenny said...

Ooh that sounds (and looks) so good! I know what I'm having for lunch tomorow!