Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I had a friend in Indiana around 35 years ago that cooked for the VFW.  This is a VFW recipe.

6 sweet potatoes, unpeeled but scrubbed well
1 stick butter or margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup marshmallows
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Boil sweet potatoes with the skin on until tender.  Peel and mash; add sugar, salt and butter to taste.
Place in a baking dish around edges only, leaving a space in center for sauce.  In a skillet, melt butter and brown sugar over low heat.  Allow to caramelize, then add 1 cup of water and cook until sugar is melted. Remove from heat and add a thickening of cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of water.  Pour in center of potatoes.  Sprinkle chopped nuts and marshmallows over sauce.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through.

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