Mark Bittman Agrees With Me


[Image taken by Evan Sung for the New York Times]

Last year I went on a little rant about how much I HATE when people put marshmallows on their sweet potatoes. Ok, maybe it was more like a huge rant (can you still sense my bitterness?) But this year, I am happy to read that Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times, agrees with me. I mean, frankly, why wouldn’t someone self-dubbed “The Minimalist” agree that sweet potatoes do not need marshmallows? His name itself indicates that good foods need little embellishment, especially a food like sweet potatoes.

So, if last year’s accolade to the sweet potato didn’t convince you, at least give Mark Bittman’s recipe for simple shredded sweet potatoes a try. It’s different, it’s healthy and it doesn’t compromise the inherently sweet nature of any of its ingredients. After all, this year we’re trying to cut back on our grocery bills, right?

For more sweet potato recipes, check these out:

Sweet Potato and Pear
Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cider Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Slices

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  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com Syrie

    Here here! Couldn’t agree more.

  • http://simplycooking.wordpress.com/ Shannon

    My husband requested that recipe specifically for Thanksgiving — no marshmallows in sight!

  • http://aloshaskitchen.blogspot.com Melissa

    I still remember. You guys had the old look back then too. Sheesh, I’ve been visiting you for like, ever. Time flies…

    And you know, Hillary, every time I see a photo of sweet potatoes with marshmallows on them now, I think of you. Hehehehe.

    (and I still agree)

  • dorothea

    Thank god Im not in the “Marshmallow on Sweet potatoe
    Group. What a waste. Enjoy them as they are. They are sweet enough without all that burnt sugar on top Yuk!

  • Addie

    Ya know, sometimes there are benefits to being a diabetic. And marshmallows on sweet potatoes is one of them.

  • Mary

    I am 70 years old & from the south, so you can amagine I have cooked a lot of Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners.All included sweet potatoes with marshmallows on them. Even when we were overseas in Turkey & Germany and our local friends loved them and usually came back for seconds. So my friends opinions mean more than Mark Bittman’s. Happy Holidays. Mary

  • http://Ebkn cynthia bredeson

    there is no end to sweet potatos. in pancakes, cheeses cake or on a plate with sour cream–no-none marsh mallows!

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