I love sweet potato fries but never have really been a huge fan of the side dish at Thanksgiving. Until I tried this recipe. These will be at all Thanksgivings from here on out. This recipe was a little on the sweet side so I might experiment next time with the amount of sugar I put in the potato mixture, it was sooooo good but if it was a little less sweet I could’ve eaten more. The top my so crunchy and my favorite part.
This was my first Thanksgiving that I hosted. I loved it so much. I got to set the table all fancy and use all my pretty stuff that we got as wedding gifts, 5 years ago . All of my recipes turned out amazing, so I couldn’t have been happier. Well I could have been happier if my daughter hadn’t just woke up from a nap grumpy right when we sat down for dinner. But overall it was a wonderful day and I am so lucky and thankful to have such a loving family.
I love Thanksgiving food, and I hope this recipe makes it to your table. Enjoy!
Ruth’s Chris Style Sweet Potatoes Recipe
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Meal type||Side Dish|
|Website||The Girl Who Ate Everything|
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup melted butter
Sweet Potato Mixture
- 3 cups yams or sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs (well beaten)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
Sweet Potato Mixture (Optional)
- splash of milk
Next time I make this I might try 1/2 the amount of sugar in the potato mixture.
You can blend and prepare your potato mixture the day before. Just refrigerate. The day of your event start on step 4 with baking for 25 minutes and follow the rest of the directions.
|Sweet Potato Mixture|
|Pierce sweet potatoes with fork at bake at 400 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.|
|Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a medium-size casserole dish with nonstick spray, or lightly rub butter in dish.|
|Pull the inside of the sweet potatoes out of the skin and place in a medium sized bowl. With a hand mixer mix the potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter. Add a small splash of milk if needed.|
|Pour mixture into greased baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. (After this step I scooped it into individual ramekins.)|
|Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to top cooked sweet potatoes.|
|Sweet Potato Mixture|
|Sprinkle the top of the sweet potatoe mixture evenly with the crust mixture and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set for atleast 30 minutes before serving. (I let mine sit in the warming drawer for about an hour, until everything else was done.) Te brown sugar and pecan crust will be browned and crunchy!|