Sunday, December 19, 2010


WOOPS !...i almost forgot about this delicious SPOON BREAD.  i never know why they call it bread, it truly isn't bread.  i did, however, cook this in a loaf pan...does that make it bread ?'s got a little cornmeal in it...does that qualify as bread ?...
geez, who cares if it's bread or's DELICIOUS !!!  so  easy, fabulous and almost like a fancy souffle.  impress your holiday table with this light and flavorful perfect side.  as a matter of fact, i think i'll make it again for X-mas dinner.  if there's any left-overs, serve this for breakfast or brunch with a fried egg and some leftover ham.  or a poached egg nestled in a big spoonful of this...hmmmm 
look at me...already planning for my left-overs...


adapted from Whole Living Magazine

1/2 cup corn meal
12 oz. sweet potato
1 1/2 cup 1% milk
2 large eggs separated
2 extra large egg whites
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp salt

bake sweet potato until cooked through.  let cool slightly, remove skin and mash.  let cool a little more.  bring milk to a simmer on the stove.  whisk in cornmeal and continue whisking as the cornmeal cooks, approx. 2 minutes.  remove from heat.

preheat oven to 350 degrees.  spray 8 x 8 glass baking dish with non stick...i halved the recipe and used a 9 x 5 loaf great.

stir together mashed potatoes, cornmeal mixture, egg yolks, ginger, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl.  using an electric mixer, whip egg whites until very stiff peaks form.  stir (good stir, not fold) stir in 1/2 egg whites into potato mixture.  GENTLY FOLD in remaining half egg whites.  spread into casserole dish and bake for 35 minutes or until set.

CRUSHED BACON and or CANDIED PECANS might send this over the top !!!


Anonymous said...

Yummm. I have never seen anything like this before but they look and sound wonderful!

Lauren said...

I MUST make this sometime soon. I'm a self-described sweet potato addict, and this spoon bread sounds amazing!

reluctantMANGO said...

Made this for our Christmas dinner, and everyone LOVED it! Thanks for sharing.

jules said... glad you enjoyed this. thanks so much for the report back and thanks for stopping by...

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a sweet potato spoon bread!

maryann said...

I am assigned a sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving and I think I will try this! Thanks,

Jules and Ruby said...

hi maryann... i'm glad you brought this to my attention because i think i'll make it as well. thanks for stopping by...i hope you enjoy it. jules

emmalooch said...

Can this be made a day ahead and reheated?

Jules and Ruby said...

Emmalooch...I was considering making mine today for tomorrow. I know it held up last time very well and tastes delicious. I think it just might not be as puffy. Thanks for stopping by

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