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Here are some simple yet delicious recommendations:

Bake slices:
  scrub potato and slice ¼” thick and place on a pan that has been sprayed lightly with cooking oil.  Place in an upper rack of your oven at 400F for 10 minutes, take out and flip over and bake for another 5-10 minutes.  Sprinkling with salt or herbs at this point is an option.

Roasted:  scrub potato and cut into bitesize chunks.  Place in an ovenable pan and drizzle with olive oil.  Cover with foil to keep moisture in.  Bake for 1 hour at 400F.  The chunks in the corner may carmelize but there is usually at least one family member who likes it that way.

Bake with apples:  scrub potato and slice ¼” thick.  Also slice apples at ¼” thick.  Alternate the slices upright in a 9 x 16 baking pan, so that you end up with 3 or 4 rows of alternating apple/potato slices. Mix ¼ cup apple cider with ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon ginger and pour over the slices.  Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 1 hour

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic  
(from allrecipes.com)
INGREDIENTS:
5 sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown
sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

 

 

 

 

 

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