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Saturday, October 21, 2006
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES Submitted by Shannon, who wrote in with these comments:
I'm including the original recipe, and then the "tweaking" options. Even people who claim to hate sweet potatoes have RAVED about this recipe!!
INGREDIENTS 6 medium sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons salad oil 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I used 12 oz) 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons margarine 1 tablespoon real vanilla 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rub sweet potato skins with salad oil VERY LIGHTLY with a paper towel. Too much oil and you won't be able to do a thing with them! Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until soft. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine cream cheese, brown sugar, margarine, vanilla, salt and pepper. Cut potatoes in half and scoop flesh into the bowl with the other ingredients. Be sure to leave a little flesh in the skins so they retain a boat shape. Mix well and fold in walnuts. Spoon mixture into potato skins. Bake for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
Now...several people commented on my recipe, stating that working with the taters was too hard because of all the oil. That's because they used too much. It's really just a tiny bit of oil. I rubbed it on with a paper towel. The only reason the oil step is recommended is so they won't stick to the aluminum foil.
Three options here: 1. If you want, skip the oil and foil step. Bake as directed then make the boats. 2. Peel the potatoes and bake them, then mash them up and mix all the ingredients and make it a casserole! I did this, and it was MUCH easier!! 3. Microwave the potatoes (no foil!!) and then either make the little boats or mash them and make the casserole.
I opt for the casserole each year now because it's so much easier!
Posted by HappySlob ::
9:10 AM ::