"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
This recipe for Drunken Holiday Sweet Potatoes, by Carol Scherner, is from THE BYER FAMILY COOKBOOK ,
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2 1/2 c. canned sweet potatoes 1 T. butter 1/2 t. ground cloves 1/2 t. ground nutmeg 1/2 t. allspice orange juice concentrate to taste marshmellows
Sauce: 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. butter 1 egg 1/2 c. bourbon
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mash sweet potatoes well with butter and spices. Add orange juice to taste. Place in a round casserole dish. Make a well in center. Place marshmellows around well. Brown lightly in oven. Mix sauce ingredients in double boiler, adding bourbon last. Cook until thickened. Pour into well. Serve immediately.
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