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Candy potato casserole is beloved (by some) as a traditional holiday recipe. If I’m being sincere, I’m extra of a plain baked candy potato form of gal, however since a few of our prolonged household favor the marshmallow-topped kind, I made a decision to concoct a wholesome model.
Selfmade Candy Potato Casserole
To make the candy potato a part of the candy potato casserole, you want cooked candy potatoes. If I’m making the casserole for a crowd, I prefer to roast them forward of time so I don’t have a lot to do on a busy cooking day.
You’ll be able to completely boil them in the event you favor, however I just like the deeper taste from roasting.
Most recipes for candy potato casserole embody sugar blended into the candy potatoes. I’m not taking that recommendation! Candy potatoes are already a lot candy sufficient, so there’s no want for including much more sugar! Some recipes additionally add eggs and milk, however since they don’t actually change the flavour or texture and are allergens for some, I depart them out.
Vital Word: When you make the candy potato a part of the casserole forward of time, be sure you warmth it up previous to placing on the topping.
To Marshmallow or To not Marshmallow?
Candy potato casseroles are often topped with one thing candy like marshmallow or strudel. I do make my own marshmallows, and I’ve discovered that if I cut back the quantity of gelatin within the recipe I could make a marshmallow fluff topping. (Mother Hack: The “marshmallow” topping additionally makes a terrific cake icing on coconut flour cakes for youths’ birthdays!)
An alternative choice is to make a Swiss meringue with egg whites and honey. I warmth and whisk it over a double boiler till it’s thick and fluffy. When you’re actually feeling fancy you’ll be able to even put the completed meringue in a piping bag and pipe fairly designs on high of the candy potatoes. As a remaining step, broil the casserole for a couple of minutes earlier than serving to brown the meringue just a bit.
Vital Word: Because the casserole is just within the oven for a few minutes, it’s necessary to be sure that the candy potatoes are already good and scorching.
When you favor the streusel-topped candy potato casseroles, you would strive combining the nut and oat topping from this casserole with the topping from my berry cobbler recipe.
Candy Potato Casserole Recipe
A wholesome tackle candy potato casserole with a very elective honey and egg white “marshmallow” topping.
“Marshmallow” Topping (elective)
- 5 egg whites
- 1/3 cup honey
In a 425°F oven, bake the candy potatoes about 40-50 minutes or till gentle.
Take away peels and mash with butter or coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Unfold evenly right into a 9×13 baking dish.
For the “Marshmallow” Topping (elective)
In a double boiler or small pan with water and a glass bowl on high, whip the egg whites with a hand blender till fluffy.
Add the honey to the egg whites and place the double boiler on the range, turning on the warmth to medium.
Utilizing a hand mixer or whisk, whisk the egg white and honey combine because it heats till thick and fluffy.
Unfold the topping over the candy potatoes and put within the oven and broil for a minute or two to brown.
You might make the candy potato a part of this recipe forward of time and reheat it within the oven when you’re making the topping.
Serving: 1cup | Energy: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 70.2g | Protein: 4.9g | Fats: 6g | Saturated Fats: 3.7g | Ldl cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 24.2g
Each time I’ve made this candy potato casserole for household and pals, it’s been an enormous hit. That is nonetheless fairly excessive in starch so it shouldn’t be eaten daily, however it’s undoubtedly a more healthy various to the standard model!
How does your loved ones prepare dinner candy potatoes? Are you a butter and salt purist or a marshmallow junkie? Share beneath!