We had to do some improvising this Thanksgiving. My kids went on a field trip to pick Japanese sweet potatoes from a local farm...so I tried this recipe to replace Kurt's beloved marshmallow yams. They were a hit.
seeds for garnish
potatoes and chop into small pieces of roughly the same size.
potatoes until tender (approximately 15 to 20 minutes.) Drain and
pour into a large mixing bowl.
with butter, sugar, cinnamon, and milk while still warm. Allow to
cool, then mix in one of the egg yolks.
into a 9 inch round or square baking dish and use the back of a
spoon to make a design of your choosing on the surface.
apart the remaining egg yolk with a fork and brush the entire yolk
over the surface of the casserole being careful not to flatten the
design. Sprinkle on sesame seeds if desired.
for 10 minutes at 350 degrees to heat it through then put under the
broiler for up to 10 minutes to brown the top.