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Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulée

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“I thought I had a brainstorm one day and improvised this, refined it and then served at Thanksgiving and got very positive nods from guests. I've since learned that there are similar recipes, so I can take no credit for originality. But I did think it up on my own... my very first "chef" moment.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine butter, egg nog, salt, sugar over medium heat in large saucepan. Stir. When butter is melted and well mixed, add sweet potatoes.
  2. Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg. Mix well with wooden spoon.
  4. Transfer sweet potatoes to shallow baking dish or gratin, and spinkle brown sugar on top.
  5. Place under broiler, high heat, until sugar melts and turns turns a nice dark brown. Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes to let sugar harden. Serve.

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