Side Dishes

This is a classic holiday recipe. My Mom certainly put on a show during the several holiday’s that she cooked a full table. This is a great keeper for your recipe book.


6 normal sized sweet potatoes

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup half and half

1/2 cup melted butter


1 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. flour

1/4 cup butter

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/2 cup shredded coconut


Peel and cut potatoes in big chunks; boil until tender

Place all ingredients in the potato list in a mixing bowl. Combine all ingredients and use an electric mixer, mix well until smooth.

Grease a casserole dish/pan and place the potato mix in the greased pan.

Combine all ingredients for the topping, except coconut and chopped nuts. Cut the butter, flour, and brown sugar using a pastry cutter.

Spoon over sugar mix over potatoes.

Sprinkle the nuts and coconut over the sugar mix.

Bake at 350F for approximately 35 min or when the coconut starts to brown.

This is a nice side dish for a full course holiday meal. It goes great with Turkey, Ham, Roast or Pork. I hope you like this as much as I have. Thanks Mom!


Mashed Potato Pancakes (Pennsylvania Dutch Style)

I have recently been depriving myself of carbs in attempt to lose some weight. Well I made these awesome mashed potato pancakes for my gal from some left over mashed potatoes and I slipped up on my diet since Thanksgiving (hehehehehe). Here is a great way to make use of that wonderful mashed potato recipe you made earlier in the week and offer them as a great breakfast or dinner side.

2 cups cold mashed potatoes

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tbsp flour

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp chopped onion

  1. In a mixing bowl place mashed potatoes, eggs, flour, and garlic powder
  2. Blend ingredients together using a big spoon
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
  4. Use spoon big serving spoon to place potato batter into hot oiled skillet
  5. Fry potato mixture, pressing with a spatula to flatten evenly.
  6. Cook until crispy brown and then flip
  7. Transfer to paper towel covered platter to drain

These are really great to serve at a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve hot with sour cream.