Introduction: Delicious Kumara (Sweet Potato) Bake With a Hint of Citrus

Mmmmm... nothing quite like a fabulous roast turkey dinner! This year for the Canadian Thanksgiving I wanted to do sides that were a little more North American than our southern hemisphere roast spuds and gravy.

I had the pleasure of trying a sweet potato bake last Thanksgiving that was pretty darn sweet. I did a search on ole friend Google and found a plethora of recipes that sounded more like desserts than sides - who puts marshmallows on a side dish! Sweet potato (aka kumara in my part of the world) has always appealed to me, and I think they are sweet enough by themselves, so put together this dish to the delight of my family :)

Step 1: What You Need

To serve about 8:


Two good sized sweet potatos

Three eggs

1tsp salt

1/4 cup milk

spray oil/butter


1/4 c Flour (I used GF)

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c sliced almonds

2 tbsp butter

zest off one or two oranges






Baking dish

Step 2: Mash Prep

Peel your sweet potatos and chop them into chunks. I use our apple slicer to make the job a bit easier!

Cook in lightly salted water until soft.

Drain and mash while warm.

You can do this ahead of time and refridgerate the mash until it is needed - a helpful tip when making a huge dinner!

When you are ready to cook the bake, mix the eggs, salt and milk into the mash. I did this when it was cold and used the mixer - easy!

Spray your baking dish and put the mash mix in, evening it out on top.

Step 3: Topping

Mix together the flour, brown sugar and nuts.

Grate in cold butter and mix.

Grate/Zest your oranges into the mix and stir.

Sprinkle the topping over the mash, covering the entire area.

Bake at 325° for 45-50 mins until the topping is crunchy and the mash is hot though.

Step 4: Mmmm Delicious!!!

Serve hot from the pan with your turkey dinner!

The eggs in the mash make it lights and fluffy and the light topping gives a crunch with a hint of citrus tang in every mouthful. Delightful!

Step 5: Variations

If a streusel topping on your potato is not to your liking, you could try a more savoury topping on this - your average stovetop stuffing mix would make an interesting alternative.

at the other end of the scale, if you want a sweeter than sweet dinner side, add sugar to the mash (one recipe I saw called for a cup of sugar in the mix) and top with mini marshmallows!

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