Perini Ranch Steakhouse Southern Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar Pecans
The crowning touch of many Thanksgiving tables is a billowy, golden, sweet potato casserole. Adorned with sugared pecans, this casserole is so sweet that it is actually a dessert masquerading as a side dish. Tom Perini of the Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas, shared his family recipe for this seasonal classic. The Steakhouse has been feeding hungry guests for over 37 years. On Thanksgiving, Tom continues a tradition begun by his mother and shares a huge meal with friends and family, complete with turkey, corn pudding, and pound cake served on outdoor tables set with heirloom blue-spode china. The Southern Sweet Potatoes is a family favorite recipe, and one you will be sure to remember once you make it. Roasting the potatoes brings out their natural sweetness and, if you like make-ahead moments, you can do this step the day before assembling the recipe. Bake this dish in a casserole dish or, for a more rustic look, use a cast-iron skillet.