With my adjustments and additions, I was thrilled with the final result: a succulent, flavorful chicken and scrumptiously caramelized sweet potatoes and onions. Prep for this delicious dinner is quick, but cooking an entire chicken does take time, be sure to get started early. To brighten your day with this comforting classic, read more
In Mississippi, a good family recipe starts with a stick of butter and ends with chopped pecans. This Thanksgiving side dish, passed down through my Southern family on my mom's side, proves that sweet potatoes can be comforting and indulgent without moving into marshmallow-topping territory.
When I show up to a Thanksgiving celebration with this dish, everyone's first question is, what's pone? Somewhere between a casserole and a custard, sweet potato pone has a consistency that calls to mind bread pudding or cornbread dressing, and the grated potatoes and pecans combine to create a crispy, browned topping.
Though "sweet potato pone" has a nicer ring to it, yams are just as yummy. I highly recommend grating them in the food processor if you have one, and this becomes a quick and easy recipe. Serve it as a side dish during the Thanksgiving meal; I like to make it the last thing I eat on my plate. The leftovers also make a delicious Friday morning breakfast. Learn how to bake up this sweet potato side.
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For the best Thanksgiving ever, I'm trying a new strategy and letting all of Thanksgiving's star ingredients shine on their own. There won't be any green beans shrouded in mushroom cream or turkey overpowered by Cajun spices. Instead of having a marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, I'm highlighting the tubers with honey and seasoning to let their true flavor take over.
I could only locate the thin, yellow-skinned sweet potato variety, although any sweet potato or yam works. Roast them until they're crunchy and caramelized with a lovely sweet-savory flavor. Then you can eat them with virtually anything: a poached egg and harissa for breakfast, curried cauliflower for lunch, and, of course, turkey. Get the easy recipe when you read more.
Thanksgiving dinner is not usually a time when you're paying attention to your waistline, except perhaps afterward, when you're thinking your waistband feels a little too tight. But in case you're planning a healthy menu and want to know how to serve the mashed potato side, I checked out the difference between one cup of mashed potatoes made with whole milk and margarine vs. a cup of sweet mashed potatoes (of the canned variety).
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Serve them mashed in place of conventional white potatoes; you'll enjoy the same fluffy texture but also gain vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Balance out the salt on the table with a dessert-like puree studded with maple syrup and nutmeg, or skip the sugar and try out a savory chipotle version. Try either — or both — when you read on.