I'm amazed at how superior your vanilla is!
- Des, The Grommet
I opened the bottle of your vanilla extract last weekend to bake some cookies and the difference in taste is extraordinary." – Judy

White and Sweet Potato Casserole with Spice-Butter

photo-24

 This a perfect holiday side dish, and also just a nice nurturing warm dish when you’re craving cozy comfort food. Not only will it cheer your taste-buds, but it will fill your kitchen with the wonderful smells of fall.

Print

White and Sweet Potato Casserole with Spice-Butter

Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cube unsalted butter plus 2 tablespoons, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (preferably Ceylon or canela)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
  • coarse salt and ground pepper]
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, crusts removed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place sweet potatoes and potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 9 minutes. Drain; then rice into a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt cube of butter (4 ounces) in a small saucepan over medium heat, swirling occasionally until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add spices. Stir butter mixture and milk into potatoes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish. (Mixture can be refrigerated up to 2 days at this point.)
  6. Combine breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Season with salt and pepper and mix lightly with fork until blended.
  7. Top potato mixture with breadcrumbs. Bake, uncovered, until bubbling around edges and breadcrumbs are golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
Look Delicious?
Pin it for the world to see!

Follow me

Patricia Rain

is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.
Patricia Rain
Follow me

Latest posts by Patricia Rain (see all)

Tags: , , , ,

Trackback from your site.

Patricia Rain

is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.

Comments (2)

  • Kathy Long

    |

    Patricia,
    I’ll be cooking for someone who has Krohn’s disease. She can’t eat butter. Hard to imagine this without real butter. What would you suggest?

    Reply

    • Patricia Rain

      |

      If she can have oils, coconut oil is a healthy alternative that lends richness to foods. A high quality walnut or olive oil or a blend of any two of these three oils would be delicious. Check to make sure she can have oils, however.

      Reply

Leave a comment

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Why do our customers love Rain's Choice vanilla?

  • You get MORE FLAVOR because we use 20% more beans in our extracts than is required by law!
  • 99% of all vanilla products are imitation. Ours are 100% PURE!
  • We carefully choose all products to assure best QUALITY & FLAVOR!
  • Our farmers are paid a FAIR PRICE.
  • Our vanilla beans are SUSTAINABLY grown.
  • Everything we sell is ORGANICALLY grown.
  • Your purchase here supports our HUMANITARIAN efforts.

Thank you for supporting The Vanilla Company and our farmers! BUY HERE now.

For an update on the 2016 vanilla shortage, please see "Why is Vanilla so Expensive?"

Newsletter Signup

Join our community, get news on issues of concern about our planet and its inhabitants, recipes and deals. Over 5,000 subscribers!


The Vanilla Company