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Charline's Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
This turned out really well and was a big hit at our Thanksgiving this year. I'd never made sweet potato casserole before or really had it, so I wasn't quite sure how it was supposed to turn out, but everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I bought raw sweet potatoes and then read the reviews about confusion about the whole mashing of the potatoes, so I wasn't really sure what to do. I decided to boil the potatoes for 20 minutes but that didn't seem to help their hardness level much. I didn't have a lot of time to be worrying about them, though, since I had a lot of things to do, so I just decided to go ahead and throw everything into the pan and put it in the oven. I then came back every now and then and tried mashing them and mixing everything together with a fork(sorry I'm not sure how long it took for them to get soft, but it did take awhile). When they were finally mash-able, I mixed everything around and then tossed the final marshmallows on top...and the final result was great! Next time I plan to just throw everything in at once to begin with because it doesn't seem that the boiling did much. I think cooking the casserole this way made it taste really good because the potatoes got to cook in the sugar and since I didn't mash them as much as I probably would have if they were soft to begin with, the final consistency was really nice with some soft chunks of potatoes mixed throughout. It will probably just take however long it takes to bake sweet potatoes normally (which I'
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