Sherried Sweet Potatoes

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONNo need for lots of sugar and marshmallows when making Sherried Sweet Potatoes. This baked casserole is flavored with spices, cream, sherry and a small amount of brown sugar. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/ Show caption
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONNo need for lots of sugar and marshmallows when making Sherried Sweet Potatoes. This baked casserole is flavored with spices, cream, sherry and a small amount of brown sugar. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Sherried Sweet Potatoes

Serves 6. Recipe is by Corinne Cook.

6 medium or large sweet potatoes; scrub potato skins with a brush then boil in their jackets until tender

2 to 3 tbls. butter

2 tbls. brown sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

Generous pinch of dried ginger

Pinch of salt

¼ cup evaporated milk or half-and-half

¼ cup sherry

1. Cool potatoes enough to handle, peel and mash with potato masher or mixer.

2. Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.

3. Stir in milk and sherry. Stir until well blended and mixture is creamy.

4. Place in lightly greased 2-quart baking dish and bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.