Friday, 23 February 2018

Pineapple and sweetpotatoes (oh, and marshmallows)

Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook, new revised deluxe edition, 1967 Sydney


Fried Sweetpotatoes: Sweet Potato Surprises

2 cups mashed sweetpotatoes; 1 egg, beaten; ½ tsp salt; 1/8 tsp pepper; 8 cubes of pineapple (alternatives - 8 marshmallows or 8 orange segments); ½ cup crushed cereal flakes

Combine warm potatoes with egg, salt and pepper. If mixture is too dry, add a little milk. Form into 8 balls with a pineapple cube hidden inside of each. Roll in crushed cereal flakes. Fry in hot deep fat (375°F/190°C) until brown, drain on absorbent paper. Serves 4 or 8.

Balls may be rolled in bread crumbs instead of cereal flakes. (I used rice crumbs)

Alternatives – Add ¾ cup shredded coconut to potato mixture or 1 tsp lemon juice to potato mixture.


Sweetpotato Casseroles and Cups: Sweetpotatoes on Pineapple Rings
2 cups mashed sweetpotatoes; ½ tsp salt; ½ cup brown sugar; 4 slices canned pineapple; 4 marshmallows; 4 maraschino cherries
Combine sweetpotatoes, salt, sugar and 3 tblsp butter in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Place slices of pineapple on a baking sheet. Dot with remaining butter. Force sweetpotato mixture through a pastry bag, using the rose tube, onto the slices of pineapple for individual servings. Top each with a marshmallow and a cherry.

Bake in a hot oven (400°F/200°C) until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serves 4. Potatoes may be formed into round cakes ad placed on pineapple if a pastry bag is not available.

Sweetpotato Casseroles and Cups: Pineapple Marshmallow Sweetpotatoes

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes; 1 cup milk; ½ cup pineapple juice; 1 cup diced pineapple; 2 tblsp butter; ½ tsp cinnamon; marshmallows

Mix all ingredients except marshmallows and beat until light and fluffy. Use more milk or fruit juice, if needed. Place in well-greased casserole (I used individual small ramekins) and bake in a moderate oven (350°F/180°C) until heated through, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cover top with marshmallows. Return to oven to brown. Serves 6

WARNING: Do not eat too many extra marshmallows during the food preparation!!!

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