Patti's Sweet Potatoes (or squash)
This dish is best prepared the day ahead.
- 1 squash or sweet pie pumpkin OR
- 6 or so yams/ sweet potatoes
- Half gallon of apple cider
- Whole cloves/ cinnamon/ salt/ pepper/ paprika/ cayenne
- Splash cream sherry
- Olive oil or butter
Once squash/yams are cooked to your liking, place into an appropriately sized baking dish and cover with the cider. Toss a few times, cover and put in the bottom of the fridge (or the really cold garage).
Toss potatoes/squash a few times to work the cider juice around all the veg and add a drizzle of cream sherry. Place in the oven at 350 to reheat. Serve hot!
This dish is my stand by side dish to bring to any large meal. You can top it with some spiced pecans if you want to get fancier, but this is very tasty just by itself. I love this dish because you can cook it ahead of time and slowly reheat it in between other dishes being baked. Much better than canned sweet potatoes with marshmallows, don't you think??
What's your favorite side dish to bring to a family meal?