This is the first time I have ever had sweet potatoes (kumera) in a casserole like this. We get two varieties here in NL a creamy white coloured one and a red/orange coloured one and the orange one has loads more flavour. I used the orange variety and just peeled it, then boiled and roughly mashed... I did find the "combine thoroughly" direction in step 3 a bit misleading, I almost mixed the topping into the sweet potato, but realised that that wasn't right. This turned out well, we liked it, my only mistake was a to cut down the recipe for 2 and still have a bit too much topping, we both agreed that was a bit on the sweet side, so I would cut back on the topping more next time. I took the advice of the other reviewer and added some nutmeg and ground allspice... great flavours. Please see my rating system: I almost gave this 3 stars becuase of the too sweet topping but the sweet potato mixture undernieth was so nice that we decided to cut way way back on the topping next time and give this 4 stars :) Thanks!
I just did a search for Ruth's Chris Special Sweet Potato Casserole and this recipe matches it! We had it at our local Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and it was phenomenal! I'm happy it's posted here - makes it easy for me to find! When I made this, I added just a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to the sweet potato mixture. So good.