Saturday, January 14, 2017

Recipes by Anne Meara: Fettuccine; Super Sweet Potato Casserole

Anne Meara's Fettuccine

1 pound fettuccine, cooked and drained
8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 pound bacon
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pound finely shredded cheddar cheese

Fry bacon and drain. Add to cooked, drained noodles along with cheeses and cream. Heat for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Anne Meara's Super Sweet Potato Casserole

6 medium-sized sweet potatoes (boiled or canned)
3 tablespoons butter
About 1/3 cup orange juice
Scant 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange (or lemon) rind
1 beaten egg
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (or 1/16 teaspoon allspice, mace or ginger)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
6 marshmallows

Cook peeled sweet potatoes, cut in quarters in boiling salted water (or heated canned sweet potatoes in their juice). Drain, mash until light and fluffy. Add all the remaining ingredients except the marshmallows. Place seasoned mixture into a well-buttered baking dish. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven about 30 minutes. Put marshmallows on top; return dish to oven until marshmallows are golden brown. Serves 6-8.

Anne's Thoughts: For holiday touches, prepare basic recipe. Cut 3 navel oranges in half; remove pulp and white membrane. Fill each cup with seasoned mixture. Top each cup with one marshmallow. Bake about 20 minutes in 350 degree oven. 

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