"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole, by Peggy Sikes, is from The Sikes Family Cookbook Project,
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2 cups sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 eggs 3/4 stick butter (melted) 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup corn flakes (crushed) 1/2 cup pecan (chopped) 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 stick butter (melted)
Bake sweet potatoes until tender (1 hour at 400º). Peel and mash potatoes with sugar, milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Bake at 400º for 20 minutes or until firm. Topping: Mix crushed cornflakes, pecans, brown sugar and butter. Sprinkle on casserole and bake 10 minutes longer.
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