Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ode to my Slow Cooker (mashed sweet potatoes).

I purchased a 6 quart slow cooker last fall before thanksgiving to better manage the stress of the holidays. It is wonderful for all sorts of things, from mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top to barbeque pulled pork. The best thing about it is that it has low, high, and keep warm settings.
The recipe for mashed sweet potatoes is easy and straightforward, and perfect for February with its dark days.
  1. 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed.
  2. cinnamon
  3. 1/2 cup applesauce
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  6. mini-marshmallows
  1. 6 quart slow cooker
  1. Peel and cube potatoes
  2. Put in slow cooker (greased with butter or oil).
  3. Add applesauce, brown sugar, and raisins.
  4. Stir together.
  5. Allow to cook for 6-8 hours on low, 4-6 on high.
  6. Top with mini-marshmallows about 20 minutes before serving.
If the potatoes are looking too runny/liquidy, remove the lid and turn the heat up to high to cook off the liquid. Then add marshmallows.

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