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Classic Sweet Potato Surprise Recipe

Staff Writer
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Here is an easy and delicious sweet potato recipe, adapted from the 1948 spring issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 8 ounce can of sweet potato
  • 1 Cup crushed cereal flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 4 marshmellows
  • 1 Teaspoon orange rind, grated
  • 1/3 Cup milk


Heat oven to 425ºF. 

Place milk, butter, and potatoes in a saucepan. Heat till butter is melted and milk is hot. 

Mash potatoes; adding salt, pepper, and orange rind. 

Form into four balls, with a marshellow placed in the center of each. Roll each ball in beaten egg mixture, then in cereal flakes.

Bake on pie plate for 25 minutes. 



Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.