This recipe was contributed by Kelly McIntyre from New Orleans, who says:
"This is my grandmother's recipe for sweet potatoes. Her name was Mamie H. Phillips, born in Opelousas and lived in New Orleans. As far as I know, her topping is what makes her recipe different and special. She was famous for keeping recipes vague, that way only she could make them. I've used this recipe and the out come tastes complete."
Bake sweet potatoes at 350 degrees until tender, approx 45 minutes - 1 hour. Mash potatoes and remove outer skins. Combine potatoes and next five ingredients in a mixer. Spread in baking dish.
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar (light)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
For the topping: Mix and spread over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees until hot.
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