With Thanksgiving upon us, I thought I'd share a deliciously appropriate recipe. Although in my family this is always served with dinner, it's practically a dessert. I definitely prefer this over yams and marshmallows. First thing you need to know is that sweet potatoes are not the same as yams (a common misconception). Yams are orange. Sweet potatoes are yellow. There is a difference in flavor and texture, so be sure to get the sweet potatoes for this one.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 c cooked yellow sweet potatoes, mashed
1 c sugar
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1 c canned evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all of the above and put in 9x13* pan and sprinkle with topping.
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 c self rising flour**
Mix and sprinkle (drop in clumps) on top of potato mixture. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes until crisp and golden on top.
* I think it looks just a little thin in a 9x13 so maybe try an 8x11 pan and cook it a little longer?
** to substitute self-rising flour, add 3/4 t baking powder and 1/8 t salt to 1/2 c of flour.