Friday, November 12, 2010

Orange-Ginger Sweet Potato Casserole

Here is a fantastic idea for your Thanksgiving table.  I made this last year for our Christmas dinner and we loved it, so it will be making another appearance in two weeks. 

4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed 
1 tablespoon orange zest 
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger root 
2 egg yolks 
salt and ground black pepper to taste 
1/4 cup orange juice, or to taste 
1/2 cup 2% low-fat milk 
1/3 cup chopped pecans 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place oven rack in middle position. Lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, and set aside.  

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork, and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Roast the sweet potatoes in preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, and cool about 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  

When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half, and scoop flesh into the bowl of a food processor. Discard potato skins. Add the orange zest, ginger; and egg yolks; process to make a smooth mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in the orange juice and milk; if desired, add more orange juice to taste. Spoon sweet potato mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with pecans.  

Bake in preheated oven until heated through and pecans are toasted, about 30 minutes. 

*photo found here

      1 comment:

      1. does it taste really gingery? andrew doesn't like strong ginger...


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