Urp?!! Sweet Potato Casserole
I asked my mother what she wants for Thanksgiving dinner. It'll just be four of us (not counting Mr. Picky who gets his own dinner). She asked for chicken or turkey breast (*check*), stuffing (*check*), gravy (*check*), cranberry sauce (*check*), green vegetable TBNL (*check*) ... and sweet potato casserole?? She said it was necessary. I've never made any such thing. I don't remember her making any such thing. The cousins disagree on it so there are usually, when it's the whole family for T’Day, they all bring the “right“ one and there are three different ones. There aren't four because the host/turkey maker bows out. Then, on the way home, we get to rag on them and complain about which was icky-sweeter. The varieties include smooth, partly smooth with chunks, or big chunks, plus peaches, pineapple, maple brown sugar or marshmallows. UGH!
I love roasted sweet potatoes done at high heat with salted butter. Or piping hot sweet potato fries. Not tepid sugary goop. I always take a spoon of each to be polite and smoosh them with other stuff to tone down the sugar flavor.
Mother said, unasked, that she didn't care what kind, but I can't imagine making a whole dish of something I hate. She rejected plain roasted sweet potatoes.
Please do you have a good sweet potato casserole recipe that your family loves and that doesn't have a lot of added sweet?