I’ve seen this gene at work before, quite often really, but I often forget my brother got it from my dad. Yesterday I asked him in an email to layout the recipe and steps for a dish he made for Easter a few years back that involved sweet potatoes. He shot a response back and said he’d show me how to make it when he comes down to visit later this month. I told him I already bought the food and wanted to cook them while they were still fresh; we can BBQ when he comes down. Well I haven’t heard from him a few days now and I don’t think he’s going to get back to me with an answer. Stubborn as mules my dad and brother can be when it comes to questions they’ve decided they will not answer.
So, after trying to find the dish on google, I turn to the dope for help.
The sweet potatoe recipe in question involved butter, marshmallows, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, a questionable amount of a questionable kind (powdered?) of sugar, and was baked in the oven. The potatoes were not mashed, just peeled, and tasted so sweet I almost could have sworn they were made entirely out of the marshmallows they were topped with. There may have been walnuts as well. I’m really not sure if this was a concoction my dad made on the fly, or an established well known dish, but if anyone can tell me how to recreate what I’m describing, it would really make dinner for me and my roomies tomorrow night.