Recipe by BassetmamaX2
I found this in an article by columnist Pam Anderson in USA Weekend (Nov. 14-16, 2003). I made it for Thanksgiving dinner at my mother's house. Since I have have a fairly large family, I decided to double the recipe. Everyone loved it! I will definitely be making this again. It's not complicated and makes a wonderful alternative to ordinary baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. And it has the rare quality of being better the next day! So now you've got something with a bit of zip to go with all of that left-over turkey! Per Serving: 159 calories, 5g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 9g fat (4g saturated), 2g fiber, 268mg sodium (these were written at the bottom of the recipe).
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, pricked with a fork (about 2 lbs)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup mini marshmallows, garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Adjust oven rack to low position and heat oven to 400°F.
- Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
- Bake until fork tender, about 45 to 60 minutes.
- Let cool slightly.
- Handling the potatoes with a potholder, slice each in half lengthwise and scoop potato flesh into a blender or food processor-- for an especially silky texture, use the blender-- leaving a 1/4-inch border of flesh to support the potato skin.
- Puree scooped-out flesh, along with salt and pepper, until smooth.
- With machine motor running, gradually add both milks through feeder tube.
- Stop machine, add butter, then process until potatoes are silky smooth.
- (Puree and potato shells can be cooled, then refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 2 days. Return to room temperature before proceeding.) Spoon puree back into each shell.
- Just before baking, press marshmallows into potatoes.
- Bake at 400°F until potatoes are hot and marshmallows are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.